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The Adrenaline We Crave

Shaky hands please calm

Upset tum please settle now

But please don’t leave me

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Mrs. So And So

Hot wind. Now I’m home.

Watermelon rose tea too.

Southern wife, sweet life.

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Don’t Answer

The moment he calls

I want to be by his side

Like how a leash works…

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NFT’s Me

Meet me 4pm

Hand on hand like a mirror

“I’ve missed you darling.”

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No Time To Think: A Princess Charming Adventure

If love is a hotel…

And my love is on the top floor…

What gets me in the door?

To the front desk?

On the elevator?

With a key to the top floor? (Of course that floor is locked and guarded by fearsome goons.)

To the same room on the top floor?

And into his arms to save his life?

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Lake Michigan Winter Date

Crystal ice like shells

Once we fall through, won’t we freeze?

Scurry back laughing

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The Starting Over

I stir the cream into my coffee. The sky is lit with the moon and it keeps me awake enough to race with my thoughts. “Compatible,” I think. I keep getting hit with this word when I least want to hear it. When I make a play for permanence, the other party starts their doubts. “Is it me or her timing?” “Is she consistent?” “Is she looking at me right now?” I don’t want to make them uncomfortable, but I do. And then they hit me with it. “Do you think we’re compatible?” And the next move is crucial. Because once they ask, there is only one correct answer.

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Love Then Lost

All the while we snooze

Sorrow billows, tears…. pillows

‘Tis better to have…

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Fall

spinning side effects

dizzy, ditzy, heartbeat too

petals in a pile

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Such Is Love

Heart blooms toward him.

There is no safe place to love.

Heart blooms toward her.

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Practicing for What?

when the real thing’s far

to loop in my head—our heads

perfect then perform

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Too Bad It Doesn’t Smell of You

palm leaves mid-summer

kiss of caramel apple too

lush green-gold haiku

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Haiku For You

Suppressed, I yearn still

Perfected a cheesecake too!

Cooled on window sill

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Poetry Writing

So Normally

Now I am supposed to grip your hand back

Otherwise you’ll try checking my pulse

Be alive. Stay present.

I was supposed to lean against you

but splashed Slurpee in your frozen lap and now you’re bluish

How long was I squeezing your hand?

Like a doula, you let me realize when the nerves were gone

And simply didn’t call me again.

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Poetry Writing

Futility

resistance is futile.
thinking of us daily
prepared you for me
since before you’d heard
of resistance.
and still
you have wanted it.

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Poetry

Proof by the Faults

In bed without solace of rest
Each sand of the day falling 
In poring over the text of ages. 
Like bed-light under comforter
Many moons ago. 
Still a similar warmth of spirit
And text of ages in hand:

A letter. 
From father to long lost love
Not mother. 
Proof of an everlasting trial. 
Secrecy by the fault lines
Which brought forth death
In the form of children. 
A text for the ages.