ghosti
Joined: Jan 2022

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Submitted Poems 17 total

to all of the people who call girls pretty

Right now, as I sit down to
write this poem, I am wearing
sweatpants and a sweatshirt,
my hair is pulled up.
And this is not to point and be
like “Oh! I am not like the other girls!”
Because about 50% of the girls
at my high school look...

by Ghosti

added by ghosti
8 months ago

damned fruit

are truly the cruelest
creatures on the earth-
after all, isn’t love the most
basic human emotion?
we will destroy ourselves and
it will be the most human
thing we could ever do.


  - we were damned long before she bit that...

by Ghosti

added by ghosti
8 months ago

poetic trichotillomania

My teacher looks at the wrap on my leg
and asks me if I am okay.


How do I say

that I remove
one of my body’s
protective layers
until the intense

  restlessness
and

  buzzing
finally ceases?


How do I say

that I...

by Ghosti

added by ghosti
8 months ago

wolf in girl's clothing


i spit out my own bloody teeth
and turn them into a collar of my own.
is this what you wanted?

i wage war against god himself
and burn down his city and streets of gold.
is this what you wanted?

you asked for a wolf,
you tore at my...

by Ghosti

added by ghosti
8 months ago

dead gods

am the dead gods that haunt your dreams

i am Mnemosyne; i plague your mind.
i hold you captive in the things that have passed,
in a cage of nostalgia and flashbacks,
in 'what if's and regrets. you cannot get rid of me,
as you have made me...

by Ghosti

added by ghosti
8 months ago

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