๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š

Oh you, dizzy with boredom, I cannot complete you. I can only fill one of your myriad vacancies with whatever it is you do with your imagination when you are alone in the silence of possibility. Best if you donโ€™t come any closer or I might find a reason to wonder about your day andContinue reading “๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š”

Simple Math

Maybewe are only three quartersof the way through,and not really over–like all the movieswhere two people fall in loveand it looks like everythingwill be okayif not perfectbut some awful terrible truthtears them apartand as you’re watching it all unfoldas a spectatoryou know exactlywhat each of the lovers shouldor shouldn’t dobut both of them think theContinue reading “Simple Math”

All My Love

My love died when we diedand it never grew backfor anyone not even like a little weed that might have sprung up after a pleasant conversation or a picnic or an afternoon walk. Nothing even close to a spark was triggered by shared laughter or beauty or nearness or some common denominator discovered between meContinue reading “All My Love”

Arrangement

You don’t knowI brought you flowersbeautifulsilkorange and purpletheir wire stems stuckinto a green brickof Styrofoamit wasn’t my ideadadwanted me to arrangethe bouquetfor the anniversaryof your deathand even though I knowthe flowersare for himto honor your lifeI feel like he wouldn’tforgive meif I told himI didn’t want to helpor spend money or timeon traditionsthat wreck theContinue reading “Arrangement”

Wardrobe

I hang on to certain clothes I bought just for you to see me in when we would go out for fun to lunch or dinner or concerts or movies and I canโ€™t quite take them off the hanger when Iโ€™m searching for something to wear and I canโ€™t bring myself to take them downContinue reading “Wardrobe”

A Place on Earth

Like mistlike a gossamer dreamI have hadI have seenI have feltwhat was realwhat was incandescentevanescentgone so soontoo soonbut it was loveand it was his for meit was a glimpsea timea place on earththat still existswhen I lay down at nightto sleep

How To Speak Your Truth

โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บโ€ -๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ First, you must find it within yourselfโ€” the truthโ€” which will be like pulling a thousand weeds to reveal a single perennial flower. Then you will need to sit beside it long enough to know its roots are sturdy and longโ€” that it can withstand theContinue reading “How To Speak Your Truth”

This is the Future Without You

Eveninghas come againand I am awayin another worldspending the nightunder a cherry treewith trembling leavesin a tent for one.Another day has passed,has come to an end,has been full of almostbut not quiteeverything I loveabout being alive.