Dancers Exiting Fear 

**My part of the ABC challenge. Thank you Rich for creating this fun challenge with me!

  

Delightfully delicate dancers

Dreaming daringly

Denouncing distant despair


Entwined effortlessly

Especially enthralled

Enveloping evenings exhale 


Forgetting fragility

Forgoing fear

Finding…

Fantastic freedom!

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Seasons 



Long has been the day

When summer soothed the breast of autumn 
Will you
Bring our plants back to life again?
I’m dazed and flushed
Off everything that could have been
Like the tin man 
Searching for what I never knew I had 
I see you in every shard of glass
Crystals splitting colors within the dark 
As leftover memories provoke my heart 



Numb,darling…Numb

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I am so numb
From how you’ve used my heart as a pin cushion
Digging down and pushing in
Telling me your sewing
Promising your fixing
Then why am I bleeding?
-“Oh darling, it’s all in your head you silly thing”
Your charismatic distraction
Enforcing my gaze of attraction
As you sneak the daggers, slicing in
Kidnapping my feathers
And leaving me lurching in pain
Why do I feel this way?
-“Oh darling, it’s just stress, now here can you take my full plate”
My face is aging
The circles under my eyes are raising
Who is this woman in the mirror
I see her, she is staring…
It’s not me
It cannot be
But…I was beautiful and free
From behind my reflection you say
-“Oh darling, have you been smoking again? I can tell just by the lines on your face”
Notes and roses piled up at my door
My heart is confused, exhausted and sore
Making love then labeling me a whore
My hearts been beat so bad
I can’t feel it anymore
I’m not happy
I cannot cry
I do not feel the anger when you offer me a lie
-“Oh darling, darling it’s all in your mind. I love you so much and everything is fine”
Hands dropping all of your plates
I can no longer hold the swelling weight
-“oh darling, why aren’t you eating”
So damn nervous of your shifting emotions
The eggshells have lacerated my feet
I can no longer tip toe around you and your manic needs
All the while my bleeding is being ignored
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He

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He is my distraction from you

He paints me with all the colors you withdrew

All the beauty you claimed to adore

With a mouth you compliment

Suck my lips

With actions you torment

Stab me as I turn my hips

Away from you now

Your lies vomited out

What a mess

Hope you enjoyed our last kiss

When I’m anxious and lonely

He is anywhere I ask him to be

I don’t need him to fetch me the stars

Or pretend to care about my scars

He is my clouds he is my rain

He is my distraction from the pain

I don’t accept your gift of misery

I’ll swing from he to he

Like monkeys in a jungle

I’m wild and I am free

No, he will not tame me

I just need him to take me

At least one of us is bound by truth

He is my distraction from you