a sonnet

Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

This love is not a cage. She holds her hand
aloft and all the universe, aglow,
unveils itself, a dormant rose from sand
begins to blossom, flawless. Oh, you know
I couldn’t trust my heart. It wore me down
with promises, so crass and bittersweet
I couldn’t trust my lips or tongue–and now
I echo back so…

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Jul 25

a poem

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“the only way out of the labyrinth of suffering
is to forgive.” — john green, looking for alaska

i/
i have crawled
on hands and knees
in the long darkness

shards of glass
embedded in concrete
make for pretty light

(when the light comes)

but leave a number
of jagged wounds…

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Jul 20

A Poem

Photo by Alexandr Popadin on Unsplash

after Kristin Dwyer’s “Some Mistakes Were Made”

a year is not a long time,
it passes as a prayer;
when they deign to carry on
they come even faster, swear.

a year is not a long time
to heal the wounds we slit
into our calloused hides,
our skin can barely knit…

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