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Mistakes

Some mistakes don’t matter. Did you forget to sign the receipt at the restaurant? Turn around and go back. Woops. Now you’re late for your meeting. You’re too embarrassed to call. When you were still driving, they discussed your tardiness. You knew they did when you walked in the room. You felt guilty the entire […]

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Victoria

I wish I could drive down to Mobile. Just me and luck behind the wheel. I’d pull up by the place we met, And walk inside and then forget, All the things that went so wrong, All the ways, I made you feel you didn’t belong, Oh, I’ve made mistakes, they’re in the past, But […]

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Light

I used their light- to look, to search- through the things that were never mine. Never grabbing the light- of my own. The light within myself, the light I already owned. Yet, I’m angry. I can’t claim them for myself. These things aren’t mine, they belong to someone else. I’m hurt, I can only blame […]

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The Only Note

My whole life I’ve been waiting for someone to give me permission to be who I want to be. Finally, after trying on everyone else, I think I am going to grant myself that right.

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Christmas Sonnet

They’re putting out the plates, They’re setting the table, I pretend not to notice, Pretend I am not able, I feel like crying. The lights on for Christmas, They glow like nothing is wrong, I’ve got friends to check in, I’ve got laughs and song, I feel like crying. And the drinks are flowing while […]

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Meerfahrt

If missing a person comes in waves, If it’s not a steady stream of peace but an ocean of doubt- reserved for the brave, You can find me drowning today. And if most people get mad when you leave the pier, If they cast you out for being who you are, if you push and […]

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Where Once I hid

Where once I hid- a shallow grave I had dug for myself, there is now a green valley, a place for me to call home. She was perfect in her sound, but I left her at no fault of my own, Would I have met her there- if the future could have been known?   […]

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Why Would a Man?

Why would a man?   Why would a man stop what he’s doing to ask you your name, if he didn’t want to know you?   Why would a man introduce you to his father, if he didn’t want you to stay?   Why would a man kiss you while you cry, if he didn’t […]

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Grace

The air is still. Quiet. The heart beats. Repeats. The breath closes, it opens. We breathe, we exhale. We sleep. How will we end up, Mother? Where will we end up, Brother? When will the air move again, Father, To a safe place we’ve been before? They’ve left us friendless, my Friend. A world torn […]

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He Fucking Hated Chicken Alfredo

He fucking hated chicken alfredo. I mean, he fucking hated it. It didn’t matter where the dish came from because it always had a way of tasting pretty much the same.  He always imagined people who ordered it never had sex outside of the missionary position; even though that was the only position he was […]