of rambling roses

born in the fever dreams of Degas dainty brushstroke delineations conceived surreptitiously on a canvas of ephemeral linen heavy with striated tenderness in the pallor of blushing brides petite parfum ballerinas their arabesque stems gathered in enormous, trussed bouquets  bespoke of cherubs the ceremonials of flowers an unspoken dowry of buds clutched for the sake of […]

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v e r t i g o

tonight, I walk a fine line four stories high north by north west at the behest of a love that became a circus a side show in time I have learned to live with the vertigo and so— convincingly serene my petite, ballerina feet lipstick hue hibiscus pink waist cinched the hypnotic glint of a sequin adorned […]

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frenzied melodies

It was intangible yet persistent  In its ritual incapacitation That kind of attraction—  Inherently hypnotic, sedative  Inviting as an untouched wilderness  One that calls exclusively  To the brave To the most reckless, as incessant As the shriek of roman candles Streaking unfettered in hot breaths An atmosphere quietly infatuated With chaos, the eerie potency Of […]

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dear dionysus

if only you knew  about the letters I’d written in my head to no one in particular also to someone  and maybe, even a few  were addressed to you in torrential ballpoint scarlet letter ‘A’ for ‘April’ or ‘Antigone’ and possibly ‘arsenic’, or ‘annihilation’ all those words are interchangeable, anyway my filigree cursive bleeds with […]

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before this

ignorance is indeed bliss a vital tributary to vanity’s Rhine as he feigned total nescience of my presence, thumbing through random pages of Nabokov assorted stoic philosophy practicing sleight of hand and casually sipping some supposedly-holistic tea lauded by one of his many poor choices some insufferable cunt some forgettable one night stand she was […]

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reputation

my reputation precedes black hole cheekbones wildflowers for eyes born of addictive bloodlines resolute in an organic rebellion that is purely my own wild like a drunken moon chasing what if’s and very soon’s passionate as cleopatra on egyptian aphrodisiac’s enraged by the suggestion of patience, of quiet and resolute piety I speak in storms […]

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Frida Kahlo

I am the steel corset and creased slacks I am the pain disguised in paint vibrant palettes bled by turpentine on drunken tirades, in fits of boredom I am the bewilderment of fading beauty the obedience of grieving the self portraits, naked laden with strangely conflicted expressions a phantom on canvas, the unseen genius agave […]

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death to pride

inner monologue’s evolving from serenity to sociopathy as much an infinity symbol as we are a blinking exit sign he says I “refuse to compromise” (and for once he’s not wrong) a wise woman waits but never prays for a consolation prize eventually negotiations nullify he cries “live and let live” I say “live and let […]

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corvidae confined

I am a magpie  crooning patsy cline melodies in a gilded cage, engraved tenderly with 1 Corinthians 13 beneath an eastern moon, divided by bars of careless beguiling  I stay, an avian tamed inexplicably courageous, even with clipped wings deeply disoriented by unwise migration  but nurturing daydreams nevertheless of belonging, to a patient sky one […]

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Monday Musings

It’s a MMMM. Short for moody musical Monday morning. I feel compelled to share a selection of songs that reside on a shelf in my heart’s museum. A place reserved for very cherished things. I have carefully curated a list for your enjoyment. So please indulge, reflect, comment on your unique experience with these sounds. […]

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a morning just like any other morning

February. I awoke on a morning just like any other morning. It was a week day. It was humid and overcast outside. It was absolutely unremarkable. My two year old daughter had climbed into my bed sometime around 4 a.m. I eased out of slumber and gained a gradual cognizance of my dimly lit bedroom. […]

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Buried Treasure – Akiya Kageichi

This morning as I sipped room temperature coffee and absentmindedly marveled at my two year old daughter dancing to ‘the wheels on the bus’, I also did some internet searching for images to accompany various prose I’ve been composing recently. It’s truly fascinating and occasionally hilarious what you stumble upon when you submerge yourself in […]

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Suddenly out of reach

Shadows fill my mind up Zeroes tell me my time’s up I lost count so long ago;  maybe my heart’s numb Don’t hold my hands accountable; they’re young and they’re dumb Drive through the timezones Escape out of my mind zone, love I lost you not long ago; heaven knows I’m miserable Hell takes all […]

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