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What can I say — love is complicated. It always seemed so easy for us, but then I guess it turns out it really wasn’t. That’s why I’m here talking to you now — right? I know, I know. Begin at the beginning, go back to the start, find out what went wrong. In high…

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October 6th, 2016

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Surrounded by concrete and tears, Marbleized grief in a sea of strange faces, Stone angels? No, they must be family. Offering platitudes, promising a better place, Saying his name until the sound is foreign in my ears. I hate these things… Here comes another, My eyes, my lips — seen through a fog of years….

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Faded sheets like dwindled hopes, In the shape of magazine clippings, tinged with cracked glue. Once vibrantly-colored, now monochromatic with age. Paper kisses, embraces of ink — smelling withered and dry. Planning is a poor substitute for passion. Dresses and hairdos, now hopelessly out of style, Love songs unsung, lingering tuneless in the air. Bouquets…

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You lie there as you have for weeks, Surrounded by a cloud of disease, thick like flies at a summer picnic, Noxious and silent — maggots breeding in the potato salad, waiting for an unsuspecting bite. The Lysol stink, the haze of medicinal smells, Barely conceals the stench of your body — rotting from the…

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How many times in youth, Did you pull me back from the brink? With callused and sunburnt hand, Grabbing my arm, wiping a tear, pulling me close. Safety — a tiny cheek against your rough shirt, Smells of hard work and beer and love, Radiating outward from your body in crushing waves, Threatening to pound…

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Roots sinking deep, branches rising high. Grounded, yet striving, A vertical yin-yang. Birthed by Gaia, Ouranos. Helius and mighty Zeus, gods of divine nuture. Rocked to sleep by Aurae’s gentle breath, in Selene’s cradling arms. The earth children sleep contentedly, Restful guardians of the soul. Eyes closed but keeping watch over their siblings, Apple babies,…

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Head thrown back, spine arched, arms outstretched — the silhouetted outline of her body showing through the filmy peignoir. Sheer material billowed and fluttered around her, caressing her limbs like a cherished lover. The look on her face was one of sheer ecstasy, but he knew it was all a gigantic lie. Heartbroken. She’d told…

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Trapped inside a jail of my own creation, Willingly shackled by a foolish heart, Tethered to emotions destined for destruction. I held my wrists out at a tender age, Asking to be bound — not understanding the consequences. Trading passion for friendship, romance for security. Ignorantly content, allowing complacency to rule. Beloved captor, Naively fought-for…

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Reaching up for hopefully the last time, Cold and fleshless, Still wanting more than she could give. Desperate and grasping to the end, but she no longer cared. What once warmed and comforted, Now felt skeletal and indifferent. Flaying her to the marrow — Vital layers peeled until nothing of substance remained. Like a decaying…

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Once, small and trusting — My world through the prism of your eyes, believing all I saw. Safe in the palm of your hand, A tiny jewel, each facet sparkling in turn as it reflected back your light. Laughter swelling like a song, My heart wanting to burst with emotions I couldn’t yet comprehend. Your…

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