Going Under

Three things I made sure to know how Way before I ever kissed you; To make your eyes crinkle in laughter To make your breath catch in anticipation To leave you. I go under only because I hold ropes in my hands That lead back to the surface And I’m not a black widow You […]

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Lovely Bits

If I craved buns Or the veggies therein I know where to get them Thank you very much I want only the yummy bits in-between  That glistening chunk of thick saucy beef Amid the two bland buns and leafy lettuce That’s the only part that I’m interested in I want only The yummy tasty bits […]

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SOUVENIRS OF PERFECTION

I prefer books to actual people  The hundred imaginary ones I see As a story unfolds, I find Have stayed closer Kept me warmer for longer Than friends I’ve spent ages with Perhaps it’s why I’d rather live with the memory of you Than sprint till the end And see what this transforms into I’d […]

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AS ROSES DO

Once a rose blooms Into velvety smooth perfection Unfurls in all its glory Like a child’s pretty tutu I close my eyes Freeze that beauty In a place untouched by time And then I leave Before that rose shrivels Like a dying butterfly’s wings And dies away Like I know it must

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The Farness of Love

When were we taught That we must have someone By our side Constantly Relentlessly Just in case we need them sometime? Can I not depend on your affection And enduring loyalty After ages Of absence From each other You can count on mine for sure If anything My loyalty grows More fierce The further I […]

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WITHOUT YOU

I am wary of loving How many have I loved so And bled ages for And how strange that now All are nothing But mere statistics Strangers I know from some place  For the stray cat I feed Whose roots I have no clue I care more Than I do The mere thought of those […]

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FOREVER A LEAVER

I write to remember To be angry And sad And passionate about things I think need change I write to remember That life can be better This isn’t all there really is There could be more And I know so

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