Within | The Art of Letting Go

A few simple, universal truths: Love and let love. Live and let live. But if it becomes. Live and let die? For love? You leave and let go. With love. Because living. Should never feel hopeless. And loving. Should never feel helpless. Because living. And loving. Should never involve. Watching someone drown. Love is both. A […]

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Because it isn’t words.

A person who thinks all the time Has nothing to think about except thoughts So – he loses touch with reality And lives in a world of illusions By thoughts I mean specifically Chatter in the skull Perpetual and compulsive repetition Of words, of reckoning and calculating   I’m not saying that thinking is bad […]

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parallel paramour

  never ask who I was, or where I went to let there be no questions, looming in your pretty mind, on restless nights your lean arms branched above your head, an extension of self as if grasping for something, someone in tangles of white organic cotton sheets that have never enjoyed the weight, of a […]

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conscious

  resusitate me recite Enoch Arden from memory keep me conscious sing Etta James in tenor lullabies awaken me muse on Socrates emergency revival by philosophy resurrect me from paralysis pluck my veins like Cello strings massage the heart be the inspiration a devotional antidote … a. duncan, 2017          

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Qualified (uterine enlightenment)

i am fiercely feminine does that frighten you? my ability to incubate life within myself to sustain two heartbeats all while balancing in six inch heels should I apologize? for the threat posed by my pregnant intellect my maternal beatitude my singular victory over gendered servitude the one sector you have no business in life […]

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