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Thirteen Steps to Completely Disappearing from Life

“I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted/ to lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.” — from “Tulips” by Sylvia Plath “For love is held by a chain of obligation which, men being selfish, is broken … Continue reading

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I stood in the shower for three hours after the first time. Bits of my skin floated down toward the drain. It was so hot that the steam rose and covered me but it never got quite hot enough to … Continue reading

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Beneath the Mask, Cont’d

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The idea of masks intrigues me this week. Everything I’ve worked on … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle & Peaches

When I kill myself, don’t tell anyone I died because I was feeling sad. Instead tell them about the time I visited my grandma’s farm, when I was about eight or nine Tell them how I crawled through the hole … Continue reading

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Suicide Note

A Poem:   Suicide Note I washed the mirror withmy tears and exposed allmy fears. As I wiped the drops of sadness away, I scrubbed away the layer of protection that hid the truth. I’ve always been crying inside and … Continue reading

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We’re All Bizarre

Emilio Estevez’s character in The Breakfast Club says, at one point in the movie, that “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” I watched the movie again last night and when I … Continue reading

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A Schizophrenic Love Affair

Here’s another original poem that I felt compelled to write. Schizophrenic Love Affair Sleepless nights spent having Mental fights with self   Unshed tears or A bevy of unexplained tears   Alternating between extreme fear And extreme happiness   Rambling … Continue reading

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Blues Poem II

It took a couple of days, but I’ve finally completed Blues Poem II. As mentioned in my previous blog posting with Blues Poem I, this was one of two poems that came to me as I was driving to attend … Continue reading

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