There is no time like the present
to fall to your knees
as the weight you’ve been carrying
slowly turns to bees.
And the cracks you’ve been filling
are bursting at the seams,
as the hope you’ve been expecting
remains only in your dreams.

People pass you by with not a care
and never stop to ask
why you’re on the ground in pain
unprotected by your mask.
And soon there will come a time,
as their fortune will not last,
when they’ll fall to their knees
with a soul so far downcast.

© Autumn Siders 2017


Dripping wet,
from the ocean below,
your eyes met mine;
a quick glance we stole.

Later as the sun
was setting in the sky
I found you again,
the object of my eye.

Then the moon rose
as the stars began to shine
and I’d thought I lost you
until your hand slipped into mine.

© AUtumn Siders 2015


The dead will rise
and hunt you down,
ripping you apart
until there is no sound.
Blood soaked ground
and empty swings
as the wind blows
between undead things.
Night soon falls,
let’s hope your eyes adjust
since in this world,
you never know who to trust.

© Autumn Siders 2017
RIP George A. Romero 2/4/1940-7/16/2017


Feelings are for people,
of which I am not.
Feelings are for hurting
which people do a lot.
Feelings are not backed
by science or fact.
Feelings are manipulated
and easily hacked.
Feelings need not be
for they only do harm,
until feelings become
what keeps you warm.

© Autumn Siders 2017


Look at me, I’m cute.
Look at me, I’m smart.
Look at me, I’m gorgeous.
Look while I play the part.
Look at me, I’m funny.
Look at me, I’m fast.
Look at me, I’m lazy.
Look how long my nap can last.
Look at me, I’m a cat.
Look at me, I’m furry.
Look at me, but quickly,
’cause look, I’m in a hurry.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2017

Girl on the Train

You missed your train
and I was early for mine
so we shared a drink
as the stars aligned.
One drink led to two
as each train passed by
and soon we were stranded;
trapped in each other’s eyes.
Together in the city,
our fun wouldn’t end
as we traipsed all over town
more like lovers than friends.
The moon overhead,
and the stars shone too,
but not a single one brighter
than the beauty of you.
The city never sleeps
and neither would we
as our hearts fell deeper,
finally able to be free.
The sun began to rise
as we sat on the pier,
with the city behind us
and each train drawing near.
Your hand in mine,
as a new day began
and we shared a kiss
that was never the plan.
I walked you back
to the place that we met
and kissed you goodbye,
since you had a train to get.

© Autumn Siders 2017