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reveurbelle said: I LOVE your last poem so much. I feel like I'm constantly screaming at the world, and this poem is every single thing I've ever said/felt composed beautifully and precisely. You're absolutely brilliant and so fucking right. I love this and I will share this with everyone I know.

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Sorry, I obviously, need to look at your blog more carefully, but I meant your open letter about our generation. Everything of yours is brilliantly spoken, but something about that one really did something for me.

You’re so lovely and kind, thank you! I’m just so happy that so many people feel this way.

Emily Palermo, Half-Empty

I woke up this morning
and none of this made sense:
the way my hands were still
searching for you,
the way these ripped sheets
swallowed me whole.

And I know you left
to find something more
than a handful of poems
and a mouthful of I-love-yous
that always tasted sour on my tongue,
that spilled from my lips
because I wanted to be in love,
I wanted to feel more human,
like my skin actually fit around my bones,
as if this ache in my sternum
could be fixed by your calloused hands
that never understood that they were
digging into ice that would never melt,
no matter how many times
they pulled at my flesh,
ripped me apart,
stitched me together again.

And I know you left
because I was too heavy
of a burden,
because I tried to find a savior
in the body of a boy with a hungry mouth
who didn’t understand fractured things.

I’m sorry I thought you
could carry this weight
on your shoulders;
I’m sorry this bed is
half-empty.

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thewolvesallcry said: You are brilliant. Yeah okay, you get this loads, but, your poems are beautiful and I have been curled up on a chair, reading and reading them. You speak for all of us, in your poems. Thank you for sharing.

This makes me so happy to read! Thank you so much!

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Okay, I know I haven’t posted in forever, but I’ve been at Spring Invitational for my college, and it’s been exhausting. I promise I’ll have something posted tomorrow!

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Anonymous said: I love your writing so much I could cry. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you so much!

Emily Palermo, Rooms Full of Ghosts

If I was being honest with myself,
I would say that I missed you.
I would scream it until my
throat ran raw-
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you.
I would pretend that I wasn’t
born of my father’s pride
and this admission doesn’t
taste acid in my mouth,
that it isn’t rotting away my teeth
and devouring the soft flesh
inside my cheek.
You wanted a revelation;
well, here it is.
The bare bones of it all,
dug up from the grave
I made inside of me to
fill the place you used to flood.
And maybe now
you can chisel away at the pretty pieces
you wanted to keep
and rebury the others, the ugly gore
of me that became your own personal torment,
that haunted you in every one of your
waking moments, the way that such phantoms do.

I’ve told you the truth;
now, maybe you’ll stop
haunting me too.

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roseribcage said: You are an inspiration. My roommate read, "An Open Letter to the Men Who Told Me to Stay Out of Adult Conversations" to me at 11:40 pm. I think I'll always remember it. I plan to.

desselleeanna:

starredsoul:

Holy shit, you’re going to get me so emotional! Thank you so much!

Can you link that post to this?

http://starredsoul.tumblr.com/post/78721736907/so-maybe-were-the-generation-of-the-selfie

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roseribcage said: You are an inspiration. My roommate read, "An Open Letter to the Men Who Told Me to Stay Out of Adult Conversations" to me at 11:40 pm. I think I'll always remember it. I plan to.

Holy shit, you’re going to get me so emotional! Thank you so much!

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christopherpining said: Love the latest one, iii, as usual!! Especially the last couple. Though I thought I'd let you know that I think there might be a typo at #4???? Keep up the amazing work, luv!

Eeeep, thanks for catching that like it normally takes me weeks to catch typos! And thank you so much for being a lovely person in general!

mountainlovingbones said: I can't say anything someone else hasn't already said several times, but just... wowowow. You are a glorious human being. Please never stop writing.

God, this is so just LOVELY. Thank you so, so much!

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