Between Flashes

I still remember
the way adrenaline burned
when my pulse raced
to sync with the others,
between flashes of light,
and the gulp of yours.

I still remember
the way deviance danced
in my veins when
my pulse raced
to sync with the others,
between stops,
and licking you
up off the floor.

I still remember the
way shame seared
when my pulse raced
to sync with the others,
between flashes of truth,
and hot mouths slurping
our cold lies.

I still remember the
way my pulse slowed
to sync with the others,
between flashes of disbelief
and the scalding emptiness
after the taste of my dreams
hit the back of our throats.

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Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons is a force of nature disguised as a writer, a social activist, a voice for the downtrodden, and a powerful poet with a delicate touch. She is a published author and poet featured in the books Feminine Collective’s RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I, Love Notes From Humanity; The Lust, Love, & Loss Collection, and Stigma Fighters Anthology Volume One. Her essays and poetry have also been featured in numerous literary collectives. Her debut book of poetry HUSH, published by FC Media will be released in April 2017. Nicole was inducted into The Mental health Writer’s Guild in 2015 for her work on The Lithium Chronicles, Psych Central, The Mighty, and the International Bipolar Foundation. She is a speaker and event coordinator with a Canadian nonprofit that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention in children and teens, and she lives a good life in beautiful British Columbia with her brilliant daughters and amazing husband. From a sunny porch beautiful British Columbia, Nicole is enjoying a glass of wine, and working on her second collection of poetry.

8 thoughts on “Between Flashes

  1. Susan P. BlevinsSusan P. Blevins Reply

    Crikey! (As we might say in England!) Powerful, scalding words that hit with a physical impact. Especially the last line!
    Great work Nicole!
    S xo

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