Monthly Archives: October 2015

You Ghosted Me

For B. How can you be a ghost, missing from a place where you never really were? A woman last week lost her husband, murdered. Now she’s left only with the ghost of memories. He’s gone, truly gone, stolen away … Continue reading

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My Bastard Child

I strung my words together for you helped you build a bridge to carry you away from what was hurting you and then you cut my vocal cords, left me speechless. Blood spilled from where you stabbed me, aiming for … Continue reading

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On the Cutting Room Floor

I had a gut feeling. Something was wrong. You know how you can just feel that something isn’t right? But you ignore it. You’re not necessarily hoping that you’re wrong or anything like that because you already know. Something isn’t … Continue reading

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Standing in Front of My Wall

Sometimes when I think of myself as a writer, I picture myself standing before a wall. Not a wall like the Great Wall of China. More like a brick wall surrounding the ghetto, a border line between the city and … Continue reading

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My Body is a Jazz Song

My body is jazz notes longing to be played dips & crescendos followed by long smooth notes to let you know when you’re loving me right. And also when you need to tighten up a bit. I can see it … Continue reading

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The Night the Stars Danced with the Moon

I was born on a night when the stars twinkled because they knew they’d be dancing all night with the moon. Love dripped from the trees, falling like fragile leaves afraid to crumble against the cold and hard ground. Two … Continue reading

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Carrying the Weight of the World

Every day I rise the weight of the world stretched across my back. I try to stand & sometimes I stumble & fall. And those are the days I crawl. My spine nearly bends from trying to be ALL. There … Continue reading

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The Sound of Your Name

Anyone who knows me knows how I love dessert. They also know that words, to me, are dessert. Especially poetry. In fact, I’m the type of person who is always thinking about writing. Either I’m thinking about the characters in … Continue reading

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Fire Burning in Your Belly

I saw you trying to catch the sun and I asked you what you were doing. You said trying to eat the sun so you could have fire in your belly. I saw you trying to drink the rain and … Continue reading

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My Life in a Crumbling House

I can’t keep pretending that your detached interest in creating distance where it never existed before is just another way of loving me. The truth of the matter is I’m more familiar with seeing and feeling “not loving me” so … Continue reading

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