Sunday, April 16, 2017

day 16, letter-writing

all I asked from you was
respect
and truth
my love returned
effort matched
you watched
as I burned
in your lies
shallow derision
you should know
I'm beautiful
I'm whole
I'm deserving
so thank you for letting
me go

Saturday, April 15, 2017

day 15, the middle

caught between longing
for beautiful times since past
and anticipating, waiting
to become
will I ever be happy
or loved or complete
or content in the middle
where things stand still

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

day 11, rejecting the prompt

staring into the pitch black night
nothing but stars
missing my city lights
a simpler existence
a slower pace
fighting a constant longing ache
that can't be shut out
by a change of place
never finding that missing piece

Monday, April 10, 2017

day 10, portrait

animated brown eyes
hint of mania
stiff forced smile
to hide the pain
soft brown hair
a touch of curl
shrill excitement
awkward grace
dancing through
a too-short race

Sunday, April 9, 2017

day 9, 9 lines, magic nine

every carefully planned stage
revolved around them
a balm to soothe her rage
meaning for him, a way to connect
a guide to navigate old age
healing for decades of abuse
a key to unlock the pain-filled cage
tied to their tiniest whim
only seen as a personal stage

Saturday, April 8, 2017

day 8, repetition

work hard, play hard
never enough
work hard, no fun
never enough
play hard, slack off
never enough
fall in love, give them your all
never enough
change everything, improve everything
never enough
achieve their goals
never enough
achieve your goals
never enough

Friday, April 7, 2017

day 7, luck and fortuitousness

a picture at the right time
fireworks on cue
a hand when loneliness overwhelmed
encouragement to take a leap
a life forever changed
for good