Henious Jade

she was a scorched earth birth a woman born in a fire storm in blinding white and heinous jade a glance, a taste, before the blaze torn but not from what she’s made napalm lip balm, female fusillade an incendiary legacy awakened in her mother’s veins all it takes is a list, a kiss a […]

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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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Contrary to Coda

— She longed for words Fearless in their love— No, not their love— Fearless in their loyalty To their meanings Modus operandi impetus Contrary to coda Regardless of apology Ciphers that take no prisoners Hindsight thrust like fists From minds to mouths Wisdom pressed like lips From the pulse to the pen The doctrine that […]

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Operation EDEN

Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?) Why should I mourn The vanished power of the usual […]

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Delta of Venus and the Eternal Nothingness

    Do tell me, Anaïs— Does love’s indiscreet hungering ever wane? Will lust’s obscene loitering ever cease? Should it feel as anything less Than siphoned lightening? How does one appease the devils who dance In the rafters of recanted memories? Do beds have ghosts? Do eyes have ciphers? Do hearts have cards? Do tell […]

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the one

I wanted to be the one to save you to pull you from the burning buildings  inside yourself I wanted to be the one to resuscitate you to breathe the life back into your open mouth I wanted to be the one to get there just in time to prevent the tragedies declaring themselves with […]

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hesitation’s inevitability

  hesitation’s inevitability in quiet moments it finds me the lackluster silhouette of the woman I wanted to be she is the driftwood and the honeysuckle she is the siren and the significance she      is      the      alpha the wishes blown across a thousand birthday candles the tug of a […]

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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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