Best Before

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I’m sorry

if you did not know

how to be

or what to say

when you held me close

and thought it was ok

You didn’t ask

and sensed the situation wrong

believing it was right

to hold me so tight

~

See I’ve been held before my friend

by those who thought taking

was a gift solely for me

unwrapped and unwritten

all within a minute

How could you know

this slate was not clean? 

Final Thoughts

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When I think about the day my eyes close

and my last breath has made it’s way out

into the world

never to return again

I know that I’ll care nothing for all these clothes

and handbags

and lipstick

that never stood a chance to survive

in this mind

that calls out for a true life…

Bone Density

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I think for a minute

about the shapes that turn to matter

in the pit of every bone

weighing me down

becoming my prison home

“Is this the cost of living?”

I ask

as I stare down the aisles

of my supermarket mind

tearing every box

from every shelf

laughing maniacally

forgetting time…

Angel Spells

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I am the peace

the gentle wave of silent days

that linger

after winds have worn me away

~

I cry

for the tired words from tired women

who will run to their graves

staring in the mirror

~

I cast you out!

like a spell

stolen from an angel

who fell

when God suggested her shine

did not shine as bright

as all the other stars at night

~

and I thank her for her wings

without contemplating the colour

or shape

or age…

 

-or how far they will take me..

Sand and Stones

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~

I put you onto paper

because my mind cannot fold

into that which makes glass into sand

I ask you not to kill me slowly

with kindness

etched in-between the stones

hidden beneath a stare

that says so much

breaking my skin

down to the bone

You see…

I am exposed

so be done with me quickly

let the delicate transparent glass

shatter into two even parts

One made from tomorrow

and one from yesterday

so all that remains

is a silent now

floating upwards

out of view

and I may rest

peacefully

away from those

seeking sand to run along

~