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A box of your words

I found, a faded dusty box. Inside I found, not faded memories but those shining as bright as a neon lamp that I saw yesterday Suggesting I go in I opened the box. And longing for a broken dream jumped out and sat on my heart like an unexpected jack in the box given life […]

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Devastated words

That September, I didn’t see the moon all month, I remembered the dark skies, my horoscope of hopelessness the moon like a past lover, she hid from my desperation and my devastated words, like ‘we’ and ‘us’ singularly scattered in the ocean like ripped up poems from yesterday even the moon could not bare the […]

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Sunday hues

This afternoon wears my sadness in her palest eyes of Sunday blues she said she’s not a languid Friday, with arms stretched out in forever she is the ending of infinity the beginning of an end she huddles from the cold, she is a dancer in slow motion, falling and her smile is thin and […]

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Clingy with goodbyes

I found my first goodbye in the palm of my mother’s hands, sharp against the smooth satin of our skin this goodbye was the rainy day that shaped the retinas of my eyes and the vertebrae of my soul It lasted longer than the days and the weeks I grazed my knees with it and […]

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A moment of fireworks

The boom freezes us in time and the clock stops – chimes in with a gift that shocks our pulse and floods our synapses, with tick tock packages of phosphorescence, incandescent, no? Really, I feel like we’re all a flock of fireflies in swirling smoke, evocative shadows on our lips I catch the static of […]

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Parting words and shattered worlds

The sunset is dead, oceans are crying, the sky is vicious in red, people are lying. Life is sickeningly beautifulAnd beautifully slick With the blood of the dawnThat arrives much too quick You walk as you yell,Left alleged of a purple dreamThe stars and the wind widen a voidTo pull in the morning and night, to divide the […]

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A gaze he had to meet

even in this crowded room it was the type of gaze that filled the air between them, it swerved the corners of reality with tangibility – he felt it’s whispers wrap the shoulders of his fears and write a message in the atmosphere for him to see the invitation that she painted there, in silken […]

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A lament for my lost instrument

It’s a pleasing thing to hear my whispers turned into roars by the ocean, timid sounds that roll around seashell necklaces of the mermaids I beg to magnify the crescendo of the waves and I crave the thunderous noise of my fingers like a pianoforte in the seafoam, or a screaming storm in a teacup […]

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Trenchcoat futility

Today I put on my trench coat full of desires of a different day I tuck my magnifying glass into my pocket and I am a bloodhound, hunting the air for your scent of poetry, vinyl and paint and hints of smoke and mirrors. I pad softly behind you, full of delusions and confusions I’m […]

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A night full of subtleties

In a night full of subtleties the moon’s ripples wrap around my shoulders in the middle of the blades you see the glistening lace of milky shades, please trace the faded patterns of my life, nuances written with a sigh, a little strife There, bathing in the crevices of my skin, touch me in the […]

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Peter Pans in Ever-land

There was a time when Forever was an easy thing to say when the leaves were luscious promises of another day and we inhaled the air with elastin lungs and hungry tongues That flourished in a bloom on our tastebuds Then, darkness was faraway and we were Peter Pans in ever-land dancing bodies, glasses in […]

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Dreams of herself

There was a girl Her eyes blurred with rain and skin bleached by ghosts Her hair a wistful wysteria on a sun-drenched porch, that she wound round her fingers while she dreamed Of a self that she always looked for … She dreamed of a house Where purple flowers of her hair became a paintbrush, […]

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Lines of love

Inspired by this beautiful artwork by Muntazir (link below) … A paper disguise for a velvet love A love too much to stay on one page Over and flowing the folds of her dress As strong and soft as water A warm infinity pool of soft Cashmere blankets, Obsidian strength and kissed tears. Arms trace […]

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Decluttering sadness

My name is sadness. We know each other well. Today I’ve been nesting. I’ve been in your cupboard, the one under the stairs, haunted by the ghost town of your life. I put on old songs and found fragments, litter, so many broken shards. Old photographs of friends, abandoned in their frames. A box of […]

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Unravel

hold me as i pirouette my secrets in your palms around my waist let me be your dream Odette as I unravel and unlace from this chiffon that binds me like a swan that can’t escape this lake of tears on which I dance in endless turns i find the falls in which I fear […]

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Invitation to inspiration

I invited inspiration to come sit with me in my living room but instead she climbed into my mind and poured me a gaze so laced in longing I could drown in that fabric of her eyes and yet I wondered how she might dress without her melancholic yearnings and adorations of the moon and […]

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A sunrise in a mask

She likes to hide herself in metaphors as though a bruise could be a sunset in a purple sky or how she blends herself with shadows in the corner of your eyes where she can’t see herself – she is a sunrise in a mask and she blinks herself away and writes a different version, […]

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Friday effervescence

It was a cloudy, dreary Friday But that didn’t stop her The Friday effervescence Florescent in her veins She puts lush wishes on her lashes With fingertips of wanderlust She seeks out sunset crashes and rushes to the rain. She has an energy of dynamite Her flaming hands within her pockets She grasps a shock […]

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Seduction and destruction

The darkest night, wore red lips and black fingernails. Glossy hair like street lamps on dark pavement, Trecherous and slick with rain She crossed your mind before you looked both ways and you wished that you could turn back time and forget – That darkest night, she wore decadent jewelery glittering strings of shattered glass […]

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Yesterday’s lament

At dawn she found herself lost in words of wistfulness regrets circling her mind like gulls at the shore ‘Do you graze the sunrise with your lips?’ she murmered to the silent sky, and; ‘Where do you cast caresses on a cool morning?’ ‘Not at you’ the gulls cried, her cheeks wet ‘I bite too […]

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