Patrick Roche – “Commit”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“I commit a litany of crimes a puritan would burn at, and I commit the offense of loving everything until the life drains in only the most natural and deserving ways.”

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Patrick Roche – “Canonization”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“Saint of the quiet anxiety / Of the off-brand panic attack / Saint of attacking”

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Patrick Roche – “Retcon”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“I relearn the language of a smile and I think of what a luxury it would be to erase or reset at the stroke of a pen.”

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Patrick Roche – “Poem in Which Flowers are Replaced by My Brain”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“My brain buds and blooms and is a symbol of love when gifted to a partner.”

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Patrick Roche – “Fairy Tale”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“Watch as I become everything I was promised in a bedtime story.”

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Patrick Roche – “My Brain Plays a Game of Telephone”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“My boyfriend says he loves me. Anxiety says he loves me but for how long? Depression says he shouldn’t love me. I say, ‘I love you too.’”

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Patrick Roche – “Hocus Pocus”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“As a child, watching the Sanderson sisters consume their victims, everyone would joke that I would never have to worry about that. The joke being that no one would want to eat me because I’m too thin.”

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Patrick Roche – “Every 40 Seconds” (500K Views!)

“This is a eulogy for those swallowed by their own minds.”

Congratulations to Patrick Roche for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Patrick here and here.

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Patrick Roche – “Orpheus is My Boyfriend”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“Orpheus is my boyfriend. A harp in his hands, lyrics happy, a trumpet of smile teaching the dead to sing.”

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Patrick Roche – “Ode to Streetlights (after Carly Rae Jepsen)”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“Watch me fight for that. For finding joy in whatever brightness may fall on us.”

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