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Honey / Poem

on nights such as this / I slow dance with the things you do not like about yourself / and I build them a home / and I call them something sweet / honey / and I tuck them into bed while singing them a lullaby / sing until they fall asleep / in the […]

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Surrender / Poem

Chaos inside my heart The usual storm of life Trying to see past the confusion Nothing ever lasts. But I don’t have to try When You are on the move You’re surrounding me, cleaning cobwebs It’s You I will choose. There’s nothing I can do on my own Nothing I have to prove You’re moving […]

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Float / Poem

I know the shore like it is home It bleeds into the ocean Becomes the floor of something all consuming. I find comfort in the shoreline But when the water hits me On the stomach I freeze. I do not want my toes to grip The grains as though they are friends I want to […]

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Today / Poem

The day was golden, If a bit insecure. The sky was hopeful of the dawn to follow. When no light was left The rain bled through the cracks in the stars And we thirsted no more. Our dreams became the new day, Expectant. The sun rose upon the grass, The grass that held drops of […]

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Gold / Poem

The jeans are grass stains from a day of rolling down hills Ripped on the fence we climbed over To escape the terror we created in our own minds. When we walk barefoot Your toe catches the seashells and they break from your weight. The moon is full A face of smiles You can only […]

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Lost / Poem

Seedlings planted in soil, Bees prepared for pollen. The promise of a rainy season. Hope comes with each beginning, This no exception. Growing requires dedication. But they bloomed too early, Thinking it was spring. Left yearning for sunlight, a drink. You tried to make things right, But nothing seemed to stick. Is there a love […]

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On Instagram Poetry and ‘Real’ Writers

A few days ago I posted a photo on Instagram of some poetry I was working on. It was only a few lines, didn’t give away much, and didn’t serve any ulterior motive. By this I mean I didn’t post it to become ‘Insta-famous’. I didn’t post it to show off in some way, if […]