Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Morning After

The morning sun penetrates the sheer curtains and wakes her up. She stretches, becomes aware of the tight embrace that’s restricting her movements. A wide grin parts her lips. “I didn’t hear you come in.” When she tries to turn … Continue reading

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Your Smile

What secrets are hiding behind your smile? I used to know the language you use to communicate But over the years we became strangers And now your language is your own. I cannot tell if it’s pain or violence lurking … Continue reading

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Window of the Soul

If the eyes truly are the windows of the soul why is it that I steal a look in your eyes and I feel trapped? Are your eyes really mirrors that reflect the undeniable truth? We’re both trapped, prisoners of … Continue reading

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Love Deep Down in Her Bones

She leans over him so close she can still smell her milk on his breath. Inhaling deeply, she parts the shroud of silence that separates them Is love an emotion    or a choice? She hears her mother’s voice in … Continue reading

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Snatches of a Friday Afternoon Conversation

He said But I don’t want to hurt you She said Don’t worry my love is bulletproof No bitter lies steeped in desperate loving      can destroy      No burnished, hollow love masquerading      as true Carry me in your … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Mirror

I recognize the woman, the one who spends her lunch breaks napping in the park Every afternoon she parks beneath the umbrella of the oak trees & removes the drape of shame that weighs her down every day Away from … Continue reading

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Breaking My Own Heart

A poem in the works: I have broken my own heart so many times I no longer trust myself to love. I’ve spent years learning what it takes to unravel my love and then I am guilty of tolerating people … Continue reading

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Heaven

She found Heaven in his eyes so she stripped herself naked and became a planet in his universe. As if by magic – really it was love – everything aligned easily within the shifting of their universe. Love was easy … Continue reading

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