Poetry

The Last Thing

The last thing she wanted was to be in just another pretty box house in a small town sand box in the yard Joined the army World War II...

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Tears

Answers to your questions rapidly flow out of my eyes. The hardest ones to shed are the ones that we shed alone. and the most difficult...

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All Time is Now

I danced with the wind last night watched bits of gold in the sky saw the leaves reflect purple in the pond sat in a tree and screeched...

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The Hunger

My mother she ate me, my mother she left me. She gave me complexes and stresses, ribbons and dresses. Some of my favorite things. I’ve...

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Sometimes

Sometimes I want to sleep forever Sleep forever and maybe Wake-up never. Sometimes You make me think of you It makes me sad When I do....

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Three of a Kind

For Faith and Praise I remember sitting at the make-up table in our room writing goodbye letters to mummy, daddy, and each of you,...

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[for Milad:]

the last time we spoke, you
 demanded
 why I had not called you back
 (and in doing so, answered
 your own question) perhaps you...

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Doll Face

How do you do, Little doll you- On this fine day, Prancing around in those fancy shoes? Why look at you! You’re so damn cute- spewing...

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Dear Steven

Dear Steven, I know I owe you some kind of response but I am at a loss for words. Yeah, me Wordless. I left our conversation without...

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Too Fat to Drown

A distorted girl, too round around the edges no numbing mind still embedding into the malleable mush that her fat, clammy fingers cannot...

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Daybreak

These words won’t come easy to me Even though they’re all I see I’m frightened and all alone in my head Chained like a prisoner to my...

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Golden Years Heartache

The old man really loved his woman, clutching his arthritic hand around a curved cane confused without his love, lost without her.  ...

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Unexplained Presence

You say what you need to say You do what’s expected Yet there’s this presence I can’t escape You touch like you’re...

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“Hi, My Name is Tom”

Hi, my name is Tom, (or Dick, or Harry). I just turned seventy and I’m alone in life. I’m in great shape, except that my fears of...

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When I Was Twenty-One

Our eyes met across the smoke filled bar The Boss playing on repeat on an 80’s jukebox I was a big girl doing shots Laughing, dancing and...

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A Young Girl

a young girl watches her mother faint from lack of food not because the fridge is empty but because her mother chooses to leave her belly...

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For Better of Worse

It was a Sunday when the new recliner flew off the Ford, Daddy having failed to latch the tailgate before he roared onto the southbound,...

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Hands of Mine

I look down and I see these hands of mine that don’t look like they belong to me….weathered and worn, signs of veins that want to speak...

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Blow (A Love Story)

Your eyes, dark chocolate melted and mixed with sin. Impetuous daring, I slipped into the bucket seat. You said, Fasten your seatbelt, this...

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Walking With Whitman

There was a Child went forth every day: And the first object [she] look’d upon, that object [she] became: And that object became part...

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I Just Want One Day

I want to fly in the endless sky where every dreamer’s dream breathes and resides among the clouds, amid the stars. Where there are no...

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And Tall Goblets Of Petrichor, For We Who Devour Our Gods

to suffer the burden of seeing beauty in everything, the unquiet ache of knowing, the peerless stinging grief of beholding: the perfect...

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Cell Phone and Wedding Ring

always present reminder connection incomplete without it cell phone wedding ring i am taken iphone everyone identity icon portal to...

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For Judith (d. October 1st, 2015, Senegal)

The whiskey is speaking in tongues again warming my stomach while life goes on the Beagle snores and my heart is sick and tired because you...

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When The Dark Days Come

honey like someone once said we belong a long way from here the tragic mysteries of life unfold in front of us and upon us leaving...

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Thunderstorm

The clouds wrestles, vibrations felt inside your existence, lighting cracks illuminating the sky Clouds finally giving in, releasing the...

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