Monthly Archives: September 2015

Albatross Around My Neck

Loving you is just too damn heavy. I’ve been dragging around the albatross of your love, trying to hold my head up, trying to keep my head up, without letting go. Hoarding your love like some people hold onto things … Continue reading

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Drowning in Blood

When I’m sad, I cry. I always have cried when something was hurting my heart. It was one of those things about me that used to aggravate my mother. She used to tell me, “You need to learn to leave … Continue reading

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Invisible Me

How can I be so invisible that you can’t see me even when you’re staring at me? How does your gaze slice through me, like a blade tearing up my soul leaving nothing where I used to be? How can … Continue reading

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Washing Greens with Grandma

When I was washing my greens today for dinner, I started picturing a grandmother washing greens with her granddaughter. The daydream took me further with the grandmother and her granddaughter and I saw the elderly woman trying to teach her … Continue reading

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Mid-South Book Festival 2015

I always thought I was taking steps forward, chasing my dreams despite my fears. Then an opportunity came up to be a part of the Mid-South Book Festival, which took place today. I almost didn’t do it. My fears were … Continue reading

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Childhood Games

The realization hit me I’d say like a ton of bricks but that’s too cliché so I’ll just say it this way: I keep chasing tomorrow, trying to find ways to fill up today, playing games I used to play … Continue reading

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Rebellious Love

Why does the act of loving you feel like a rebellious act of not loving me or learning to unlove me? Is it because of the undeniable truth that love & indifference are fraternal twins or is it because love … Continue reading

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Walking a Tightrope

She reached out for me, beckoned to me. Her love parted the river of persistent fears. I heard her voice calling my name; the winds of change rippled the surface & parted the trees so I could seek out her … Continue reading

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God Keeps Shaking Her Head at Me

Today is one of those days when I’m just sure that God is sitting somewhere shaking Her head at me. I’m the type of person who always tells people how short life is and how not to allow fear to … Continue reading

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The Gift to See

Sometimes I feel that my words never do my thoughts justice. I was driving earlier this evening and I was thinking. My mind vacillating between thoughts, images, daydreams. And I held this image of a Hello-like scene, you know the … Continue reading

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