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Left for Dead

“What are you crazy?  It was still fucking beating!” – is what I wish I had been able to say to my mother after she reached down into the deepest part of me and ripped my heart right out. Advertisements

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just before you go

just before you go will you stand beside me will you tell me I’m beautiful will you tell me you love me will you hold me to you will you whisper to me will you possess even to the very … Continue reading

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Crossing

Crossing On the edge – cold steel girder, rivets – will they hold me? Or should I let my fingers… unfurl? Journey into the unforgivable pit of inhumanity or can the span support the weight of my grief until I … Continue reading

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Legacy

Inside my birthday card you scrawled – buy yourself something. The text message you sent me read – call when you feel better. Your voicemail said – people take taxis after surgery all the time. You’ll be fine. What more … Continue reading

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Increase Your Joy

It was a simple question; an innocent question.  “Can you take a picture of me in the air when jump off the swing?” “Why yes.  Yes, I can!” Do something I love while he gets to be the daredevil he … Continue reading

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Consequences

Consequences And so it starts… You are the host. You are ravaged, slowly by the worst kind of insidious, slow-growing disease. You convulse. You fester. You turn around and round with the full ferocity of a terrible tempest- searching for … Continue reading

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Two

Solitude may bring soft, sweet silence. Singularness may bring untethered freedom. Partnership? Coupling may bring intermittent strife, struggle, discord, – unrivaled frustration. Pairing may sometimes be loud, messy, inconvenient, -fraught with self-sacrifice. Aah, but nothing will ever result in the … Continue reading

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