Splintered

Poetry

Five Year Gap

Five-year gap It could have been ten, I was so young then Just sixteen, you were just ‘old’ Policing my youth, like you always knew...

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Splintered

until you splintered under my skin, and the blood rushed to fight infection,

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Every Woman

I like to read books and watch the sunset pull dirt out of sentences.

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Garden Of Solitude

I was always choosing between a relationship and my cherished and essential alonement my connection to Self denied for dozens of...

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Waif’s Fear

Words fly on the midnight sparks They land sideways burning our dust I stand on the edge, my breath a stream My step a noose, a lonely...

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Tempter Scenario

However clear, it is always unclear to hit the mark of unquestioning compatibility that will some day make history in the circle...

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West Of The Deuce

The town was Show Low named for a poker hand way up in the White Mountains of wild western Arizona how very ironic we met in a poker...

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Still Waters

there is so much beauty and so little time which makes me tearfully treasure the breath of life and your sun kissed shoulders and...

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Shelter

This is my muted voice. This is a language of my own choosing. The kind that pulls me away from people and erects walls in the vacuum of...

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Apathy

Turning in on itself, turning out reflecting images of men, transforming into disgust.

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The Burdens Of Childhood You Can’t Outgrow

As a small child, I tentatively reached my feet toward the floor apprehensive of the crevice, the mere inches where darkness bleeds...

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Sanity

When the silence starts to scream, when the pain starts to demand, I search for a crowd, one that can distract the deafening silence.

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The Perils of the Business World

I touched upon my entire anatomy of silver ribbons and glittering intentions and deep black tar of unidentifiable insecurity without first...

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I, Prey

He smiles, kissing her many scars, dark eyes paying them homage. Making different memories, she prays for acceptance. That she will not...

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Never Heard From You Again

Once he was gone... once my world came to a screeching HALT... you were gone with everyone else - and it was silent.

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Becoming Violet

There is a number, a precise hour, minute, second between the sun's revolving door and the moon's sparkly shine when the world grows quiet...

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Silent Sky

I hear the breath of the earth surround me as mud bubbles pop they sound like the tension released between my own two tucked in...

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Geraldine

there is a danger to dismissing history and we will be the price bloodied face-down folded over ourselves

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Political Peace No.1

Alive in a gilded age of silver-tongued wordsmiths well-versed in hypocrisy and greed, our deaths before sunset transverse transsexual...

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The Chameleon

She makes magic with her warm colors, and lets us play with our creativity.

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The Wonders of You

for my part I don't deserve you but yet you believed in me before I believed in myself and on one trembling knee I am humbled by your...

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Definitions

I think my love language is all of you it does not even exist to write it down. I do not know how I function with my guts pulled apart by...

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1922

She said she never had boyfriends. But she also said something about a tulip growing in her garden of daisies – some unplanned...

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Running For My Life

I couldn't sleep anyway There was nothing else to do with my rage and sorrow no one believed me - everyone hid in the shadows of shame I...

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Antipode

Wan cheeks stare at the window palm trees sway and break in the tornado of passion

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Forever In Neverland

I am sorry. I am sorry that you held on to faith, I am not a believer, I have no allegiance other than the one forged by pain, with...

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