the arrest.

April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Behind bars
In our personal barricaded taxi,
Plastic walls
Keep us locked into truth.

Waiting on those
Who are employed to be concerned,
Yet will never bother
After they milk us for glory.

“Never two without three.”
We should have known
We’d joked too early
Two nights before his fall
That took us all to this place.

We take selfies
To make the waiting game easier.
Refusing to be victimized,
But almost feeling pity
For our former never-comrade.


As friends

April 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

As friends
I would appreciate it if you didn’t belittle me
and my ability to empathize based on my experiences.

It would be nice if you didn’t accuse me of projecting
things I keep locked away in the back of my head.

I understand you’re worried about me,
but some things that matter to you
do not matter to me.

And I would appreciate you not prescribing me
emotions I don’t actually feel.

As friends,
I would appreciate you trying to see me clearly
for I know myself best,
despite the assumption you can see
past my clarity.

a marriage by ring only

April 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

There will be no marriage.

I cannot accept the ring
You handcrafted so cunningly.

The pure romance of the gesture
Has been consumed by the
Chesspiece moves
That brought us here.

Purposeful distance and peacocking.
This prize you only want
Because you know you’ve lost,
And I hate being seen as a prize.

Lacking all that matters–
A marriage by ring only
Was never my style.

The pond.

March 21, 2014 § 8 Comments

The pond
only wanted to make you happy.

“I didn’t mean to lie,”
it said with those enticing ripples
that drew ever closer,
begging to be near your heart.

But it didn’t mean much.
Those wishes were only remembered
when you ran out of coins.

Inspired by the Daily Prompt:  Three Coins in the Fountain

Checklist for Innocence

March 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Crowned in bows
those cascading curls
and flirty skirts
delicate flowers
and a hint of shimmer
with a star around the neck
to reclaim happiness
from a time I am too strong for now.


March 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

I should have told you
I wanted to see you alone
Though I’ve never had to before
But I’m starting to feel you aren’t worth the breath.


March 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

You’ll be hurting me tonight
as I cut you from my world
no longer My Girl Friday
because we both deserve better
despite the potential for abuse
that lives in you
that I won’t let live in me
though we could have been friends
if there were something to be friends with
I’d still like to believe there was
at one point
before you tried to tattoo that purple
over the grey within you
I tried
and that must be my solace.

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