i wrote these for fun but i'm using them in a creative writing class so some feedback would be appreciated! thank you for reading!

mellivorous (adj.) - honey-eating

what haven’t you heard already?
the story is old
somebody takes
takes
takes
crushing a sweet petal and
calling her with something bitter on his breath
stands on the porch and waits
knowing she’ll let him inside again
each and
every
time.

batiste (n.) - fine soft sheer fabric of plain weave

how sad it is
to miss hotel curtains and
places otherwise unnamed
(no smoking, the sign says,
so unwanted things don’t
follow you home, it doesn’t say)

to miss going anywhere that isn’t
where you live and living only when
you don’t have to be there

you would live in cold pale sheets
and in dashboard maps
if you could

palillogy (n.) - repetition of a word or phrase

gone gone gone gone gone gone gone gone
gone gone gone gone gone
gone gone gone gone gone gone gone gone gone
gone gone gone gone gone
gone gone gone gone gone
gone gone gone gone gone gone gone

silva (n.) - assemblage of trees in a region

branches whispering in unison
“sometimes i do feel a little lost
with all the other trees in this clearing”
“sometimes i feel that i am not what i say i am”

is the ground far enough down?
are the birds singing for you or for another?
“then i realize i am only who i pretend to be
and that i wouldn’t ever pretend to be anyone else”

a birch does not ever become an oak

obelus (n.) - the proper name for the division sign

put fear in god’s name
whisper shamelessly to those who listen for low voices
you don’t need a reason

put your head underwater
breathe in the salt and don’t come back up for air
you can stay ignorant

put a gun in a playground
see who claims it, a golden apple made of steel
you don’t have to be the shooter to kill

put your fingers in your ears
play only white noise, if you must play anything
you can divide and conquer

(but the crown will always fall to someone else)

eucatastrophe (n.) - a happy ending

i. there isn’t much to be said about joyous disasters

ii. how does a white hospital ceiling compare
a june night sky and no shoes on the concrete

iii. make a local girl happy
ask about her braids
don’t stay too long

iv. she praises something dark
over light, in the end
because you can’t stare into the sun
but you can look into the void for as long as you like

phosphenes (n.) - colors or lights behind one’s eyelids

what is beauty
if it is not unseeing?

what purpose is there to ruby flowers,
the hazy sun pulling orange,
a canary at the window box,
verdant gardens breathing life,
the navy of your son’s uniform,
or hands stained with violet berries

if you do not close
your eyes for
just a second
and in that second
--- you miss them so much

apricity (n.) - the warmth of the sun

☼you’re good to him
☼i promise
☼really, i mean it
☼do you?
☼that’s what matters
☼of course
☼that’s all i want
☼that’s good
☼he should be happy
☼give him what he deserves

☼even if it’s not with me
☼i always will

bucolic (adj.) - relating to the countryside; rural and idyllic

honeysuckle twisted in her fingers
a crown of barley grain in her hair
the vacant sheets in her room

i miss home

she doesn’t believe me but
the fresh paint and fluorescent faces
are lonely
without the silence

without her

where else can i see the stars like this?