Author Archives: Gina Marie Thompson

About Gina Marie Thompson

writer • mom • trail runner • cheese slinger • educator • social justice crusader • seeker of love & beauty• living locally • I CHOOSE LOVE ❤️

[POEM] I don’t want to either

you sit in the quiet space of my heart because letting go is not an option and neither is holding on / / / Gina Thompson 5 May 2018 Bellefonte PA Advertisements

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[POEM] This player folds

This player folds If playing these emotional games is a prerequisite for friendship, I’m not in this time. I’m tired of these cards, the ones you deal: a wide grin, eyes narrowed above hidden cards. I’m never sure what to … Continue reading

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[PHOTOS] late season snow

School work and adulting has been pressing heavy on me lately. I haven’t been trail running as much as I’d like to be. I have a 25k race in three weeks that I’m not trained for. I don’t have time … Continue reading

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[POEM] haiku: still there

I discovered you hanging there in the ether now what to do / / / Gina Thompson 27 March 2018 Bellefonte, PA

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[poem] winter still

soon there will be spring and a chorus of peepers now, earth holds frozen / / / Gina Marie Thompson 17 March 2018 State College, PA

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[POEM] release is

release is Mud on the floor of my car A ponytail not quite neat A drip of sweat in between my breasts That text I had to send, knowing it was wrought with subtext That other text I sent, because … Continue reading

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[POEM] Otto’s Pub, at the bar

Otto’s Pub, at the bar it’s hard to sit here without thinking but I quiet the heart and watch liquid from tap to glass to lips listen to layers of conversation echoing against tables and ceiling I sit, hollowed out by … Continue reading

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[POEM] rebirth

rebirth I had an extra copy of Jose Angel Valente it now sits on a friend’s nightstand the first poem read, a reminder was the reason I got the book no longer indebted, the only string I hold now is compassion … Continue reading

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Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017

Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017 I chose the date strategically. Because who doesn’t want to get married surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall? Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, with a hint of green still hanging on. … Continue reading

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