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If He Had Stayed

What if he had stayed?
If all his sweet lies were
strung together to form a bridge
that he’d be willing to travel
across, one way? 124 more words

Your Smile

What secrets are hiding
behind your smile?

I used to know the language
you use to communicate

But over the years we
became strangers

And now your language… 80 more words

Love Deep Down in Her Bones

She leans over him
so close she can
still smell her milk
on his breath.

Inhaling deeply, she parts
the shroud of silence
that separates them… 211 more words

Snatches of a Friday Afternoon Conversation

He said
But I don’t want to hurt you

She said
Don’t worry my love is bulletproof

No bitter lies steeped in desperate loving
     can destroy… 100 more words

The Painting

I see your face in
dreams that leave me

drenched
in perspiration

In one dream
I am painting your face,
unguarded, open,
your essence fills my… 32 more words

Dying Flower

Deep down
there’s a place where I
have learned to suppress desires, to
let them wither and
die

My silent suffering is

rooted in the fragile… 9 more words

Jessie Mae-- Installment Two

The sudden chiming of bells startled him. Looking back out the windows, he saw that Jessie Mae was no longer standing where she’d been before. He at first ignored the doorbell thinking it must be her at his door, but the bells became one long sonorous clanging as if though someone were resting a palm against the bell. 802 more words