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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    you told me “no, darling,” as you twirled my hair between index and thumb finger, all the while writing december 13th on the calendar to remember for the rest of our wandering you bought me an iron horse the width of my wrist. Told me that instead of coming in a suit of armor on a w...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    stop telling me it’s easy-- running in circles, white chalk lines, controlled burns singeing controlled growth earth had roots once, imposters of a foreign world, kisses on my forehead, bruises on my fingertips you left your lipstick outline in a bird chest, a deeper crevice, burr...
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    I Took You Away for a Sunday Morning and then I showed you the river where I had thrown my old shoes away to make peace with the way the wind blew my cheeks rose-red, hot steam from a shower to clear your head, an old riding horse slowly accumulating dust in the corner and you stared an...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    You didn’t want to leave. You didn’t want to cry, or laugh, or do much of anything. You wanted to lie on the concrete and stare up at the stars that were burning so bright they reflected the green in your eyes.You wanted to swallow your pride, and maybe even his, just for the night. ...
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    The subway is crowded for a Tuesday morning. There are four rows of seats that line the walls, which is equivalent to twenty-eight seats. With those twenty-eight seats are four standing poles, which hold four people each. The whole train holds forty-four people, and she was seat number forty-three. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    tell me why I'm floating to the top, like oil on water, cold feet on crisp morning grass...
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    you approached me on the sidewalk, it was 3:19 and raining you said "ma'am, can you spare a dollar?" I told you no, son I can't. you followed after me, saying "yes, you can!" I spun around almost too anxiously and told you you didn't know s*** on a...
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    she laid down eyes locked between frostbitten toes and mosquito-bitten welts darted back and forth between coffee cups and coffee stained kisses held her head high to catch the milkyway stars on the tip of her tongue sweetening her every word to taste as sugared down as the candy-coa...
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    he was never much for dancing. She tried to get him to hold her hand, but he wouldn't. he kept his knees turned inward feet turned outward pranced on every step like he was halted on holy ground she kissed his cheek in July kissed his lips in August and kissed his introversion goodby...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    you press the lime to your lips coated in salt, you tilt your head back swallow down the burn that blisters your throat liquor-coated promises you never meant to keep in the first place you flick your neck forward take the high-fives and high-smiles a glass that small has never look...
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    A complication not normally established by emotion A difficulty not easily faced by confidence You stand in front of me, palms sky-side up Fingers dripping in honesty and promise Feet turned inward like your knees have a secret to keep Your eyes glance into mine like mirror facing mirror, a hal...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    It's possible that I'm caught between loving you or leaving you in that space in my heart that only you can fill up, like a coffee cup, foam searching for the brim like I feel like I've always searched for you. Let me be honest for once-- I want to lay on your chest when it...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    And honestly I have been crying, night after night begging for the sound of your voice to ring again. A sound in the darkness, hollow with promise I cant remember the way your hand felt in mine, but I'm running mile after mile to catch a last glimpse of you tonight (And I can't even...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You’re absolutely beautiful and I’m absolutely falling absolutely hard for no one but you— and I feel blind sometimes because I can’t find you when I need you most, but you’re always there always smiling always with open arms always open to imagining the unimaginable with ...
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    here was a time I thought relationships were as simple as “you” and “I” morphing into “we” I thought life was a swing set that would Sometimes leave us facedown against the woodchips And a relationship meant Someone would be there to nourish every wound Little did I know When yo...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I feel my body sink into the cushion Of the seat that holds me tight, And it’s comforting The way the pillowy simplicity Fills every dent and curve like I am some delicate object Threatening to throw myself On the concrete And break myself into a million pieces. You tell me to be happy...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I know you said it was okay. Okay…okay…until suddenly All you see is sleep in the corners of your eyes And you can’t wake up. You can’t wake up from the dreams. You can’t wake up from any of it. “Sleep silently, sweetheart,” you mumble. But even sleeping silently says to Scream...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    One rainy day in May, I remember asking my grandmother all about how she and my grandfather had met. With a beautiful, sunny smile on her face, she recalled the details she remembered most from their marriage, and I couldn't help but smile with her. A long, beautiful marriage with so many stori...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I don’t know what happened that night. It was all a blur of tears, confusion, and honestly, horror. I happened to look out of my window that was dripping from the humidity outside, and I saw lights. Red for the terror, and white for the emptiness. They were flashing back and forth so quickly the c...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I. The sky kisses a long, solid breath to my lips As the clouds sit like soldiers across the land- The little patch of green grass swallows everything like it is all that’s left on this empty planet. When I look to my right skies are crying sheets of rain fall across the blanket of fog...
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    I realize I’ve slowly let these scars take control. And I know you told me you’d always be there And you weren’t, and I know you said you’d always care for me On a level not quite comparable to The way the ocean so eloquently breathes, Evenly with a heartbeat, Flush with the rhythm ...
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    The rain holds the dark clouds cushioning their fall as the grass soaks up the liquid adrenaline serving as the lifeline between reality and whatever this is that we're living now. Gravity always taught them that it hurt to fall but falling for you is the greatest feeling and when ...
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    I don’t quite understand How, or why, But radiating towards me Like heat from a furnace Came a breeze of the Highest temperature The scent of daises In a grass-covered field I felt the red of my Shaking breath Creep across my chest Wrapping around my neck Like a python Dancing betwe...
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    Once I remember he told me a story. One about the way he felt and the way his heart beat heavy in his chest and sometimes, every now and then, he would get the feeling that the blood pumping in his veins was lost and confused. Like his being was dragging on and on again on a path he lacked t...
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