Category Archives: relationships

James was right about a lot of things

James was right about a lot of things and if he heard the words your lips made he would wonder if you would try ever to kiss me with that mouth or if I could taste past the bitterness rolled … Continue reading

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that us that never was (for RGH)

in your 30-year conspiracy of manners he kissed your cheek in the mornings and ignored your tears at dinner, your life neatly arranged in boxes. you should have been catalyst enough to meet outside the script you both crafted where … Continue reading

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once the dust clears (for RGH)

the house you built still stands, shaken but unbroken the rooms you nested within then drifted apart inside wait here, the other side of pretending for you to shed, finally the character you learned so well in gesture &¬†inflection¬†practiced until … Continue reading

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woman, we were girls together

woman we were girls together sitting on your bed humming the music on vinyl I still snap to being 17 together drawing college applications like tarot cards hovering our fingers over choices & hoping for the best of all possible … Continue reading

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eternal flame falls: a reflection

its all about contrasts: the water fine as threads strung over shale not deep enough or strong enough to stop that burning I used to see this fire and water fusion as opposites in a balanced dance a lesson for … Continue reading

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busting up cliches

if it takes 2 to tango what happens when 1 detaches drifts from dancer to audience watches her partner ply those set patterns of basic outside partner forward 1-2-3 then slide leading himself that tango no longer suggestive but set … Continue reading

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prism

you have steered my light off its path & separated it into broken, shining ribbons the colors are beautiful but if I follow this bent beam I will be lost forever to your prismatic vision that does not see the … Continue reading

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