a sucker for love

lonesome lines looked for an end
that would let them rest

they remembered a corner
where love was scattered
as though for free

the sign was still there
wanting someone to worship
every verse birthed
out of the darkness

there they waited for a heart
fallen once, fooled twice
unable to resist the lilt in the voice
the second they started to sing
and strum their strings
and the story began all over again


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reality is

it was never about the number of souls
willing to listen to stale stories

it is always about finding the echoes
that show what lies look like on the way back

and how much the tales make the heart bleed
before it starts breathing again


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“Lips to kiss
the pain away.

Eyes that see sorrow
behind a smile.

Hands wrapped
around her shoulders.

A heart that loves her
and only her.”


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she did not forget

He tiptoed into the room
where they used to paint.
His eyes caught hers,
and for a moment
his heart skipped a beat.

Does she recognize
Would this masquerade

Nothing happened
so he sat down
and started
Admiration flowed from all corners
not long after, and he felt relief
to be back in his old skin.

He forgot
that she would never forget
the eyes that stabbed the heart
like a knife.


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what if

What if their heart was the one chance
that you completely wasted?

You were safely anchored
and nobody promised happiness
if you let go.

So you held on,
until the tide came
and took them away.

And you were left with questions
always answered
with what-could-have-beens.


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the unwritten

More than a hundred full moons
led her to this day
when she finally read what was written
between the lines.

She came to their land
with too big a heart
for those whose sole purpose
was to get ahead by stabbing
her in the back.

As she was walking away she wondered
why she spent so much time putting up
with being tolerated-

and the wind whispered that it was
so that she learned to be grateful
for being different.


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a place for the shards

what is it you’re hiding
behind your back?

he asked as he moved to embrace
her tiny body

a bucket for my heart,
she whispered to herself

you’ll have a change of mind
faster than the wind
leaving me behind
with scattered pieces

at least then I’ll still have a place
to store the shards


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let her play outside

what’s with
the monstrous padlock
do you think it’ll keep her in?

when was the last time
you let her play outside?
she’s turning blue
and shrinking
faster than you can say love

I know you’d hate
to see your heart fall
and get hurt, but

the pain tells her
she’s alive

let her dance in the rain
be filled with passion, swollen,
stumble and fall
then watch her get back on her feet

she’s much stronger
than you think


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