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  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    Sickly sweet honey still drips from your fingers A still-brewing storm puts ice in your eyes. The seasick smile of your youth now lingers, Hides loss with that fractious, crumbling disguise. At night you chase ghosts with cherry lipgloss Brush your teeth with strangled prayer each morning. Foo...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    coloring in the lines is such a waste who cares about white space? who cares about balance? paint it all violet and drench it with drops of scarlet and shade it with sunrises dot it with goodnight kisses splatter it with cups of coffee with saltwater tears clumsy twirls in a lover's ar...
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    there are times when your way of looking straight through my soul overwhelms me and tosses me into a silent frenzy. and i remember that you are a rarity, in the way you gracefully trip through life and occasionally push me into a standstill. and i remind myself to tuck you deep inside, somewhere clo...
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    stare at the suds coating the dish in my hands remember how you sat ate off that plate while you stabbed noodles with a fork and twisted my heart around -crash- no more plate memories remain...
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    She is beautiful because even when she finds some flaw in her exterior her soul shines through those gaps in her perfection and makes them wonderful....
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    stare up at slate sky hope to see soft tufts of cloud spiraling softly rising falling to coat the ground wind whisks in circles no tufts no flakes the season passes yet again no white winter...
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    a stack of pages that reek of mildew a stack of stories to explore for handfuls of minutes at a time a stack of lives to live for mere days then abandon again on the dusty shelf...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Her shoes were cobalt blue and smeared white. Dark streaks, the exact color of the baseline, covered them in a criss-crossing pattern. Purple ink traced out her favorite Bible verse on each heel. John 18- or was that 19? Or just 8? The numbers swam, danced, changed shapes and taunted me as I blin...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    caffeine and a fear of becoming yet another mediocrity keep a fire of nerves blazing in my gut. know what I want to be and what I have to be just not how to become that....
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    dark brown almost black burns on the way down take it black take it back clutch the mug with sweaty palms one sip recoil one swig rejoice as drooping eyes open wide the droop again need another...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I once said that I loved you despite your shortcomings. Despite the drinking that drives me insane with worry on the weekends. Despite the hatred you concentrate on yourself alone. Despite your heart. Your heart broken too many times to sew together again. And yet I don’t love you that way. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    you said I love you the first time like it was a prayer whispered into the hushed space between then and now where starlight could settle and dreams would wait. you said I love you again like strawberry chapstick that clung to my thoughts for weeks. you say I love you every mo...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I’m keeping track in my head Of all of the times you’ve made me feel flushed flustered. I’m counting up score in my mind Of every time I’ve wanted to kiss your rose petal lips And then pulled up short. I’ve got a list in my brain Of all the times you’ve told me how she ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You tell me you like dark sides with your shoulders pressed back in that false pose of strength. Dark sides are interesting add character define. No mention of fear because you alone are fearless. But my dark side fills me with fear. I don't want to be interesting a character def...

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