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wrapped up tight

there’s a haze at your edges tonight. I want to crawl inside it until the world is blurry and nothing has the same name, until the relentless force of weightless things has changed the shape of what I know. what I … Continue reading

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reflections on rainy streets

I’m singing, like a lost child’s tune, the sweetness it carries, the good it can’t do. and I say: please, not yet. and I say: we’re not through. and I love you, yes –  but the vultures are scouting this … Continue reading

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red-mouth secrets

I caught the scent of leaving like red staining a hunting trail. behind, screams that burned silent. ahead, a sky not meant for me. standing on a knifepoint – you say the name that stops the bleeding. stinging palms hold … Continue reading

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don’t look down

a cliffside, a winter sun, you call it dancing but it feels like a dare. what does it mean, the edge in your eyes? let’s just say: we used to know we preferred solid ground. the past is a movie … Continue reading

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fuel like fire

there’s nothing left of what was. just handfuls now, almost-dust and never-enough. you hide them in boxes labeled “things I could love” only to bury them when winter comes. the steel-hard ground gives no comfort or thanks, instead demanding tribute … Continue reading

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on taming words and soul retreats:

my words do not belong to me. they are imperfect, wild, creatures of the soul. they are snarling beasts and chattering magpies and taloned and fanged and improper. once born, they must be tamed, trained to carry messages to the … Continue reading

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midnight in never-land

what’s the protocol for leaving behind forever? I never thought I’d have to know. within the comfort of your shadow my own grew bolder,  eclipsing the light I once believed was mine alone. I filled your vacant outline with stardust … Continue reading

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