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The Misses

She won. For two weeks straight. I sat at my computer for hours and stared, hours moving like seconds My […]

Flying Babe Ark

I’ve been flying in my dreams again. It’s a toss-up on whether this is good or bad since sometimes I’m […]

Heated Cold

“What hath God wrought?” This is purportedly the first official telegraph message sent by Samuel F.B. Morse to Washington D.C. […]

Stay Green

I was listening to her story and upon ingestion was filled with anger because I recognized the poison the storyteller […]

Human Strength

Think of the people that would attend your funeral. When you need help in life call upon those people that […]

Blood Dreams

“Write hard and clear about what hurts. Don’t avoid it. It has all the energy. Don’t worry, no one ever […]

Timeless Salve

I wasn’t able to get my own place to live alone and take care of myself until I was seventeen […]

Dénouement

The Mine too deep Overburden too great Becoming a Tunnel A Source of Milk A Pleader of Love Feeding Conclusions […]

Mummified

Heated agony Dehydrated pain Embalming curse Broken In the Afterlife

Obol

They are tired Those hands So tired she slipped Into the waters The depths of no return They are tired […]

Geostationary

Bodies stand before her as she stares To notice her gouging heart, rare She will not to participate In this […]

Mission & Lesson

His mission statement: I am for the one who needs direction I am for the one who needs clarity I […]

Structure

She struggles In the middle road Her heart on both The right and The left In the middle she Holds […]

Breathless Dance

Four hearts In her little red wagon One heart That beats in the sky One beats far away She no […]

Mystères

In love with his words Then his poetry Then the words in his poetry In love with his songs Then […]

Black Willow

Heavy on my heart and weightless To others My words Powerless In the boat I sit staring The calm waters […]

Transformational T-Day

Learning the heart and unlearning the mind Unlearning the gifts appearing too kind Admiring the sun and walking in thanks […]

Rail Closure

“Will you marry me?” She was on her way out of the room to continue packing as he made the […]

Fingered Healing

I can’t count the number of people that told me I needed to get back on the horse and start […]

The Old Lady and MJ

My neighbor is a drinker. I suspect I knew it when first I met and hugged her. Days of alcohol […]

Vanishing

"The essence of your mind is intrinsically pure." ~ Alan Watts

Gâteau au miel

 A baker’s chocolate Bittersweet A soft liquor Drips with intoxication In need of her milk He returns home Preheat Set

The Infinity Count

My god-daughter (she’s actually older than me) was going through one hell of a storm one year. She lost her […]

Got Cigar?

They figured out I was the one that moved the Elf on a Shelf as they caught me on a […]

Imik Si Mik

It was narrowed down to two options. Kill myself or drink myself to oblivion.  Both were suicide really but I […]

Las Seis Cuerdas

The following poema is written by Federico Garcia Lorca.  I read aloud below.   LAS SEIS CUERDAS La guitarra, hace […]

Diegesis: Plot Zero

She counted fingers, counted toes What a love, what a state Wearing faces for the shows What a life, what […]

Displaced Energy

The dead are not dead when their energy remains in you after their body has transitioned The living are not […]

Gas Mask Optional

This is what happens when mom leaves the oldest in charge for two hours in order to attend a meeting […]

When Love

I will see you when I can I will help you when I can I will be there when you […]

Duet Rules

  She was like Hydrogen, appearing to belong, but not Alone without family She went out into the world to […]

Writing Date

The Truth Blocked. Analytical. Self-Contained. Me. Why It Sticks – They were traits I took on as a child to […]

Drifting

I have been given grace That swims in The oceans of my first name Swelling reminders that “When I am […]

Heart IN Tuition

1994 Palm Reading Went to the fair Waving empty hand Spotted golden hair Offset with perfect tan Approached smoky tent […]

Aurum

  Props are not required to showcase the gemstones in your heart Allow none to take account of your inventory […]

Liberté

"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody." ~ Maya Angelou

Dissolvere

  Surrounded by love and steeped in pain A comfortable blackness An ego attached to moral standards Intersecting in a […]

Dromedary

Milky water streams from her breasts, bouncing Mushrooming a ride from deep within her desert Tracing her fingers along his […]

Pantomime

Perfectly scripted when you talk to the back Neither blue or green nor white or black Completely ad-lib when you […]

Verbose Gleukos

Sometimes I regress to stuttering with people I feel most comfortable with. A long-time client called and I started ta-ta-talk-talking […]

Force Home-Run

Referencing all the people I’d ever worked for, I wrote down the names of each owner to find the similarities […]

Ejected

If dating had the same penalties as football, some would never make it down the aisle that would eventually lead […]

Treasure Hunt

There is an air of closure that has been filling my heart over the last several weeks. It embraces me […]

Lung Cancer?

Scene: Mom on the toilet, taking her 600th piss of the day. Son #2 opens the door to start a […]

Shoulder Angel

“What is your grief?” she asked. “Life.” I answered. “How can that be?” she asked. “How can it not be?” […]

Stirred Not Shaken

Frank would be in his sixties today. I don’t usually think about him but this morning he came to mind […]

Assets = Liabilities

Some are penned in the ledger While others are erased Some come for pleasure Others stay for taste Some support […]

Scrabble Points: 20

EJACULATION Bride Bridegroom Boyfriend Girlfriend Lover None does own the body None does own the mind None does own the […]

Love Letter

Dear You, Since time had passed and you had not left heart or mind, I wanted to prove to myself […]

Loves Nemesis

She pulled the priest aside and asked him to talk with her in the confessional before the ceremony, two hours […]

Resin Casting

She opens a gate, things flood in and she promptly needs to close it. They always say yes to a […]

Attic Vent

There was an attic and an imaginary garden (thank you VC Andrews) and this Mom had a daydream that she […]

PlaceHolder

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ all objects get lost. i was. objectified ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

Causally Connectible

I have a few clients who don’t make any money and should fall into the attrition group but choose to […]

Bedauern Bed

I am sharing this for men and women out there who have been abandoned by a parent and wonder “Hmm, […]

YouTube Funeral

[Trigger Warning: References to Death, PTSD (Sexual Abuse), Drugs & Alcohol]

La Madre

It was a de-droning day which meant I suspended Wifi. Forced to find alternative distractions, my oldest son, who loves […]

Amethyst

No wood burns but the smell is near No music plays yet it falls on the ear No sugar on […]

Intimacy. Into Me See.

In another’s square peg moment I am fulfilled being a circle of love, to prove that all need not fit […]

Cannonball Soldier

The play happened in his head first.  It always happened in his head first. In reality, the soccer player on […]

Love Dies To Revive

Before wombman, there was man A foundational blueprint of spine and mind So wild, he needed a cage For his […]

Atrial Fibrillation

It was only one of many experiences she was open to, though this unlike others where she thought she could […]

Shared Brain Injuries

I wish for you a sound healing today and send a reminder that you are loved. Our human condition is […]

Prince of Wails

    His path of RE-search moved him in circles Howling, he realized his question was his answer His princess […]

Heimlich manoeuvre

Put down the bottle; graze on yeast: Still addicted Put down the needle; pop in a pill: Still dependent Put […]

Action > Words

She begs for help with surrendered submission His answer equal to the conceding petition She stands head bowed knowing there’s […]

Devolution

all is distraction as the void beckons calling me to center away from lioness To Air Quieting the cacophony

Deyr einn, spirar einn

He had come inside to visit but then turned right around to walk out the door without saying hello or […]

Software.EXE

Without pain there is no addiction and without addiction there is no pain. Pain and addiction are cultural norms. Each […]

Blacks and Whites

She couldn’t walk very well and called me over to the couch. I sat near and she whispered, “I don’t want anyone […]

False Reflections

Lost her front tooth today She cried at the sight I told her all was okay She said she was […]

The World

My daughter asked me to publish this short story that she split into writing over three evenings before bed.  For […]

Venus Teardrop

“My aunt died and after her funeral she rode with my mom and I in the car as I drove […]

Solute, Solvent or Solution?

We are Sick, entering establishments for the purpose of self-induced fever, expelling toxins we purposefully INgest with the currency of […]

Spoonful of Hope

She takes her children to school and returns home to work. Heading to the kitchen, she puts her hands on […]

111 Libretto Break

Lips touch through dim drapes Closing carefully crafted acceptance Speech of apparitional souls dancing Flames destined to spread Forever fated […]

Wait-Less

I lost 60 pounds in twenty-four hours. Logic was temporarily suspended as I stared at the scale and smiled. It […]

Thought Trenches

No separation between dark and light Worms in the dirt, Jack on her skin Smoke in the air tasting the […]

Never Grow Up

After high school, my close girlfriend and I went our separate ways, as is common with childhood friends.  We caught […]

Postpartum Depression

The Mayo Clinic has a quick list of the risk factors for postpartum depression. I didn’t know that’s the freeway […]

La maison de Gerry

S’il vous plaît entrer et repos Fermez vos yeux Faites taire votre voix Cachez vos votes Nous vous servirons bientôt […]

Manifesting Colours

  Words and photos circulate in mind Commit to your visions – Do not deny Gold for the kids and […]

Placebo Effect

Drift into my frankincense room Relax your weary soul Melt into my lavender gloom Savor my honey scroll Penned by […]

Suckling Reverie Song

“Would you like to make a baby?” he asked Alighted soul shared thoughts met with symbiotic words like broken strings […]

Progressive Combat Sobriety

Meth Heroin Tobacco Marijuana Alcohol Fat, skinny. Fat, skinny. Fat. Homeless, Poor, Homeless, Poor. Fall, Crawl, Fall, Crawl. I’ve witnessed […]

Arhitectura Omului

Judged by what he receives Less on what he gives Judged by what has fallen Less on what he builds […]

Grey Connections

Furious Thoughts: Why did you choose this path? How can you trust your choices? Self-Talk: Think with your heart. Love […]

Midnight Famine

My children voice concern when the refrigerator begins to look empty and I tell them all is well. In an […]

Resuscitation

Walking in you quickly looked down as something pained crossed your burning eyes. Minutes passed. Letters swam through the air […]

Ellipse

His Heart1 + His Mind2 = 2a, where a = Love Her Heart2 = a2 – Her Mind2, where Her Heart = Love  

Brainwashed

Today, if I was knowingly on my deathbed, I ‘think’ I would be inclined to re-evaluate how I’ve lived my […]

Desorientado

True Moment Unfamiliar Fear Replaces Desire To Abandon To Fragrance Permeating Heart Drifting Away Without Air Stifled Soul No Scent […]

Dos Horas

Fallen Birds Crumpled Wings Room Five Sensual Touch Awareness Filling Void Ascension 円相 circle

Lovely C25N3H30Cl

No more tears pacified by breast No more shoulders used for rest No more gazing for hours on end No […]

The Gas Lighting Grill

After work she stopped by the Gas Lighting Grill to have dinner in the Isolation Room where she ultimately found […]

Cupid’s Awakening

Quivering Soul Meeting The phone sat in the middle of the conference room table Heads in our laptops we listened […]

A Spiritual Transaction

Some will say our adversity comes to strengthen and prepare us.  I think it’s true much of the time but […]

Silencing The Flowers

the chapter no coincidence closed in mourning no lovemaking in flower fields muses bleed ink to earth unwritten book   […]

Superhero Causal Loop

Never-ending sorrows haunt As pain of her ‘homelessness’ burns A travesty allowing her sufferINg Forcing disconnect from tox-I-city Eyes retract […]

Gated Ego Prism

I hadn’t been to my old gym in a while so as I headed over to one of the machines […]

Mirrored Souls

“Don’t let the mind set the stage for your life because it will always be a limitation” ~ Mooji I’m […]

Spinning Home

We are taught to weave Yet need not be captured We are taught to keep Yet need not be possessed […]

Boxed In

Classifications are a box. Keep box cutters on hand.

Aequus Nox

September 22, 2017 The dream The date The number 22 Her heart gives way to the tortures inflicted by the […]

Untangled and Weeping

It was a morning like all others, until I watched the bucks, transfixed At how something so beautiful and free […]

Dreamer

Beneath dark accouterments The hearts light cannot Be hidden

John’s Eyes

Build. Build. Build. No Investment, No Return. A wise John arrives at three minutes, fifty seconds. I press pause. Imagining the […]

Missing Primary

  dying to color with deserted wax inside blemished boxes infused with shades of red hiding amidst a spectrum of […]

Chord Progression

the arduous corridor melts my disapproving feet beneath the space forcing my energy announcing my arrival imploring my skin hairs […]

Jigsaw

in a dream a calendar date was given to me. this is the first time i recall a specific date. […]

Rub-A-Dub-Dub

  mail has finally landed eyes fix on falling feathers bringing to mind poetry, ink doorbell rings, flowers arrive reminders […]

La Tierra

casualties detailed each day. time. place. cause. confirmation of existence and pain. they exit together. she winces then smiles. soft […]

Fabric Weaving

Rules: Feature the award logo/image on your post List the rules Thank the blogger that nominated you Tell the readers […]

Rescued After The Jump

It was nighttime and the moon outlined the swells of the ocean hundreds of feet below. As I looked down […]

The Weight

When arms fall with the weight of love; When the heart elevates heartache; When weary blood erases happily ever after… […]

Monday Bedtime Listen: Grace

“The human voice is the ultimate tool for transformation through sound” Based in Vancouver BC, Matthew Kocel is known as […]

The Taste of Finishing

Dust whimpers and stains the white flags In the overflows of extravagant defeat Adonis countenance a refusal to bare Antique […]

Gooey

Sticky Honey Wicked Naked Willow Ride  

The Priceless Alchemy of Love

“Love is worth so much more than money. There are so many people who are filthy rich, but have nobody to genuinely love them. Unconditional love is priceless. If you have someone who really loves you for your heart, without any conditions, then you are truly one of the wealthiest people in the world.” ― Suzy Kassem

Self-Regulation

Son, “Mom, have you ever worked in the sewer?” Me, “What are you talking about?” Daughter, “Do you ever go […]

PSI Champions

“Pressure creates diamonds – and saves tires” Low tire pressure light equates to Mom pulling into gas station for air, […]

Forts and Sleepovers

Why I agreed to allow sleepovers is beyond me.  I had a moment of weakness and said yes to one […]

Sweetest Gift

The glaring sweetness of a mother's love feeding into the sweetness and love of her children...

Gym Time

Mom is leading the pack in strength, emotionally anyways.  Before we left the house I glanced in the mirror – […]

Sleeping Masterpieces

We ran the day, the day ran us Weary retreat, she makes a fuss Leaning in on final requests Capturing […]

The Boss Baby Review

Favorite line: “Tim: Even though I never went to business school, I did go to Kindergarten, and [I learned to […]

Palatal Expansion

Apparently my ancestors were human trophy collectors so I bore a child that inherited two hundred teeth by the age of […]

Shared Toothbrushes

When I was pregnant with my first child I started taking polls with my female coworkers who were also mothers. […]

Funny Sunday Moments

Daughter walked in while I was working and singing.  She says, “Mom, I heard you from the other room and […]

Friday Kid Musings

An excerpt from my five year old (now eight year-old) daughters diary. She asked me to publish it. It excludes […]

Wait-Less

I lost 60 pounds in twenty-four hours. Logic was temporarily suspended as I stared at the scale and smiled. It […]

Jigsaw

in a dream a calendar date was given to me. this is the first time i recall a specific date. […]

Spinning Home

We are taught to weave Yet need not be captured We are taught to keep Yet need not be possessed […]

Ejected

If dating had the same penalties as football, some would never make it down the aisle that would eventually lead […]

Manifesting Colours

  Words and photos circulate in mind Commit to your visions – Do not deny Gold for the kids and […]

Mirrored Souls

“Don’t let the mind set the stage for your life because it will always be a limitation” ~ Mooji I’m […]

Shoulder Angel

“What is your grief?” she asked. “Life.” I answered. “How can that be?” she asked. “How can it not be?” […]

Loves Nemesis

She pulled the priest aside and asked him to talk with her in the confessional before the ceremony, two hours […]