Little Death

Every night, I died a little inside.
It was a reward, you said,
for being a good little girl.
Though you forced it,
it was never sweet like you said.
Those little pieces of me
are lost and all that remains
is demon infested darkness.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Love War And Battle Scars by @jeannenimowrites

Quitting

Photo and model credit Lucz of @meet_me_in_the_morgue

Your love was like a cigarette, addictive, yet bad for my health. Every breath was filled with you and your drug flowed through my veins. But with each drag I took and still crave, you’re a habit I need to quit. With each exhalation, I’m abandoning the wreckage you left behind, letting it go. Because I’m better than that.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Abandoned Breaths by @alpha_poetry
Custom request by @antigonaa.berishaa

Rabbit Eyes

I could feel your wanting
in those rabbit eyes
and it set every nerve ending
on fire with anticipation.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Rabbit Eyes by @r.x.bird

Nightmares

Let the sound of the trembling thunder scare away the nightmares, let the flashes of lightning burn these horrid images from my eyes, and let the rain wash away all my troubles until there’s nothing left but your storm and the lingering, peaceful scent of petrichor you leave behind.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

This Beautiful Curse by @kris_johnston_author

Agony In The Dark

There’s no me without you.
No blood without a heart,
thought without a mind,
breath without lungs,
and touch without skin.
And no love without light.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Of Love And Other Dirty Business by @bohemian_blad3s

Hunting Season

He’s always on the prowl
for another lover, like it’s a game.
Before they know it, they’re
caught with no will to escape.
“So, tell me,” he grins, “who’s next?”

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Hate Me Like Lovers Do by @bohemian_blad3s

Penned Imagination

There’s magic in weaving words. For a means of evoking one piece of a bigger picture, we look to poetry. While fiction is an escape. A way to enter a new world, experience new things, and walk in someone’s footsteps across the pavements of penned imagination.

© Sarah Doughty

For the ‘Support Insta Writers’ August Prompts
(based on books written by authors in the IG community)
hosted by Tracy and Journee.

Pens And Pavements by @pensandpavements