Not (NaPoWriMo day 14)

when u/walked away/i could/not/believe u were gone not here/not there/not anywhere not when i/could/still sense u…

Not (NaPoWriMo day 14)

when u/walked away/i could/not/believe u were gone not here/not there/not anywhere not when i/could/still sense u…


The Fire, In and Out (NaPoWriMo day 13)

The Fire, In and Out (NaPoWriMo day 13)

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You should have
You should be
You should do
… so much more.

Too smart
Too funny
Too beautiful
… to be this.

Apply yourself
Reinvent yourself
Promote yourself
… why can’t you?

Your heart
Your brain
Your mouth
… all too big to fail.

I’m the curator of my own potential
The guardian of my mistakes and missteps
I collect each one and display it carefully
Showcasing my failures like trophies
Like…

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Storytelling (NaPoWriMo day 7)

Storytelling (NaPoWriMo day 7)

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Long story short
I want to be loved

Short story long
I don’t want to be hurt again
Or made a fool of
Or give way more than I get back
Or find out that I’m not as special as I thought I was
But I’m willing to put myself out there
Open my heart
Laugh at your jokes
Look into your eyes
Talk to you for hours
About every little thing
And nothing big at all
Go on long drives to nowhere
Listen to you…

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Horizon (NaPoWriMo day 6)

if you closed your eyes to the confusion in your midst you could open your heart…

Horizon (NaPoWriMo day 6)

if you closed your eyes to the confusion in your midst you could open your heart…


Hair Apparent (NaPoWriMo day 5)

Hair Apparent (NaPoWriMo day 5)

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Never picture perfect
Tousled and uneven
Corkscrewed and curlicued
Shaggy or shorn

Painted purple
Or blatantly blonde
Tamed and twisted
Or let lioness loose

Tenuous tugs through the tangles
The texture is pleasure personified
The sheer weight of it commands attention
Presence. Power.

My crown is truly my glory
My light. My beauty.
My story.
Told in a multitude of ways and waves

The image is…

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-ing (NaPoWriMo Day 4)

Eye gazing Hand holding Simple touching Back caressing Heart healing Soul understanding Love making Spirit increasing…

-ing (NaPoWriMo Day 4)

Eye gazing Hand holding Simple touching Back caressing Heart healing Soul understanding Love making Spirit increasing…


Desolation (NaPoWriMo day 3)

Desolation (NaPoWriMo day 3)

(All these years
All these tears
Why can’t I get this shit right?)

Desolation sound

Lying alone
Alone
Alone
The echo resonates
A consistent heartache
No relief in sight

I know there’s more beyond this now
But knowledge is no balm
I await nighttime and its calm
Even as my mattress
Holds me hostage

Weighed down by swirling thoughts
Recollection of words caught
Between lips that lie effortlessly
Of compliments to my…

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Ruin (NaPoWriMo day 2)

Ruin (NaPoWriMo day 2)

Ruin

Ruin

Building skyscrapers
of fantasy out of crushed dreams
is the way
She copes
with the reality
of her inadequacy

The structures
loom large over
the streets of her consciousness
Why is there so much traffic here?
All roads leading
to everywhere
and nowhere
At once

This all a facade
Make believe
This can’t be my life
She thinks as she wanders
desolate and dusty streets

The search
is all…

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hindsight (NaPoWriMo day 1)

hindsight (NaPoWriMo day 1)

hindsight

Hindsight

i wish we could go back.

i remember our very first chat.

it was a friday.  
you were on a train coming from nyc.
  i was sitting at my desk in my office way past the time for me to leave.
  you invited me over to eat that very first night.

i declined… but blew off my friends the next day and came to see you…

can i say best first date ever?

you were so very sweet with me.

it was january…

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