Washed Away

Something happened to my heart I can’t follow where it strays Something took hold of me, My wild beating heart has left me It Betrays. Give me back my common sense, Im so sick and tired of the nonsense. It twists my form, and leaves me feeling a kind of dirty that cant be cleaned.Continue reading “Washed Away”

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8 Minutes in Heaven

To make my grandmother’s special chicken and noodles you must first be fearless. You gotta clean your hands and enter her kitchen with your sins washed away for she will see them. All of them, saying nothing as she stirs the fine flour into a dusty powder. You wont need to speak much as herContinue reading “8 Minutes in Heaven”

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Letting It All Hang Out

She rides to treatment today with her knees drawn to her chest. She’s reading the book I started, and because she isnt the one driving she has now gotten ahead of me. The words drip off each page and fall like petals into her lap. Treatment today will be filled with questions I can hearContinue reading “Letting It All Hang Out”

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It All Comes Out In The Wash

It’s been three days since the laundry was done- They never say “thanks” But, in the still world between the covers of words I never hear, it’s passion is so exactly placed. Do days go by without excitement? I clasp my book against me. And on the little landing we’re dispersed, and totally undisposed forContinue reading “It All Comes Out In The Wash”

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Inheritance is Accidental

Daughter- I cannot take it back. I did not see it coming. I just watched the pain ravage you from within, Daughter- I hold you while you cry. Held your hand with breaking heart, and red eye both times in the hospital because for you it was harder to breathe than it was to die. Seeing theContinue reading “Inheritance is Accidental”

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Spirit Guide

Emboldened by belief in forgiveness and peace I have assembled all the ages I have ever been into this one woman before you. I’m a wanderer. I have always lost track of time, and thought. I would give my last dime to a beggar on the street with a smile, wishing him well… no care for things I haven’tContinue reading “Spirit Guide”

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Muscle Memory

There is a tree still standing in the Redwoods that remembers There’s a ring sitting in a trunk under old love letters, and a woolen sweater, it remembers There’s a photograph of your smile shadows cast by the setting sun in an album now covered in paper, it remembers And it’s been a while, butContinue reading “Muscle Memory”

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