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January 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

You left
And forgot to take the memories
of the little things that soothe my anxieties with you.

Will you return
With the snow you hate so much
The same as before, leaving
nothing behind in your mother’s web?

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Chrysalis

January 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

One of the few gifts you gave me

Was a soft mantle made of cloud.

Silver,

The colour of liars and thieves

Who never know gold when they hold it.

I had to learn to break from it

To hold gold myself.

a marriage by ring only

April 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

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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.

Red Flags

March 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Those red flags dusted your eyelashes
Shutters flashing open to reveal your fears
I was fine at first
“We all have our insecurities”
I said
And brushed them away with my fingertips
Redefining the very core of me
With their licks and edges
They fought against freedom
Leaving me alone
In the place they had once welcomed me to so proudly
Those brilliant red flags.

a ring of hearts

February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

fumble as you will
with those keys on your ring of hearts
mine is still enmeshed
in the core of that seashell keychain.

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January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Why
should past conquests be
what keep us cloaked
from the chill of present insecurity
on low days
when we cannot accept
the smiles of lovers
as real?

The memories
can only ever bring
a whisper of comfort
in the power they give us to change
the past
for a shallow boost
that is granted much better
by chocolate.

Daily Haiku – 2 December 2013

December 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

But that’s the form of
love that’s marketed towards
people of your age.

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