Poetry

Solo

I walk to learn to become one Within my own skin Immeasurable distance A path designed by the stars A solo journey Of my own free will My...

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Parliaments

I spend most nights smoking parliaments in my parents’ hot tub, watching the smoke blend with the steam. Losing sight of which is which,...

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Bi-Polar Love

We had a chaotic reverie. We united as a weary Autumn storm pissing on rusty love. The times you filmed me drooling my savior complex. The...

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Sex with Strangers

It was a dare, oh yes it was I was young crazy and in lust. You were dangerous. The right kind of madness had arrived just in time. We were...

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[v.5]

give me the gun, my love this is no dance, no punchline blue smoke coiling like hollow wire above the spruce crowns, glittered with the...

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A Thousand Suns

I would have endured a thousand suns bursting the tip of my tongue for speaking the dirty words you wanted to hear. But your blame is...

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SkinnyMint Me

I want to be like Barbie (I bet she drinks tea, not just any other tea, it’s got to be S k i n n y M i n t, TeaTox). #DareToBeGorgeous...

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I am America

I am America and I am bold and diverse and all the colors of the human rainbow I am America and I wear a hajib a Star of David a cross and...

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I Will Not Be That Woman

Not today. Even when the river rolls so cool and deep and I could wade and wade ’til sleep. Not today. When I have the tablets in a...

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Hello, Lover

She’s there, standing right there in front of him And the two steps forward separating their paths seem less heavy And less likely to...

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Genome Analysis

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors Numbered and lettered genes listed in thousands of pages. Increased or...

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I Dreamed of You Last Night

You found your way into my dreams again You are never unwanted You are such a welcomed change from nightmares that haunt me over and over...

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Kaleidoscopic Illusions

She is a lost soul wandering in a maze of memories where everything blurs and fades out of sight as soon as she thinks she has caught a...

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That When I Waked

the torn silk edges of the clouds against cottonblue skies the field trembling with the windswept elizabethan ruffs of yellowblushed...

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Stripes

In the time stripes run off to infinite raspberry rows, beach towels and barbed-wire fences white stones at veteran cemeteries, shirts on...

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Beauty

Beauty is a death camp. The promise of pain. The last door that you close when you flee a fire. Beauty is a war. The broken heel. The sound...

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On the Run

I feel like a hurt bird whose wings won’t fly….. broken down by the weather, the miles, and waves upon waves of turbulent air and rain,...

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I Am A Woman

Don’t tell me I am too emotional to handle. Don’t tell me you love me just because you love my love handles. Actually, don’t ever...

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Without You By My Side

I look for you in the hidden dustiest corners of a colorless life. And when I don’t find you there, I die a little more; one breath, one...

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Put a Bandaid on It

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series: Medical Mayhem Diagnosed during cardio kick semester. Thrice weekly high kicks and lunges, crying,...

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love. (lost?)

i remember you. when first we met i, barely more than a child you, already touched by war. two different worlds converging. you overcame my...

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Under the Sycamore

I carved my place in this world, into the bark of a beautiful old sycamore tree long before I cut my teeth on the boys who would bend her...

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These Are the Times

these are the times when I love you the most when the darkness arrives and the sun seemingly disappears you shine with a precious...

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Bare Bones Of It

‘Don’t throw me to the wolves’, I said but cancer had your brain by then. Along with bone, and skin and hair. I have...

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In Murky Water

Beneath the murky water, she stares up at me. Her deceptive comfort lures me in. It’s all become so difficult, I scream. Tears forcing...

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Floral

I wrote these very words on your skin. I spoke them through the gaps of my teeth. I woke up one morning and smelt the roses and they told...

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