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] today’s run

today’s run two checks or one check one check now two checks I know you have to but it still hurts I know you want to and that hurts more she likes feathers so I brought one a bird leaf … Continue reading

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[POEM] this too shall pass

this too shall pass so much so that he tattooed it on his arm a permanent reminder of the impermanence of life to remind him that these feelings never last the intensity of that first kiss stolen time that is not … Continue reading

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[POEM] there we all were

there we all were for the original Websters poetry open mic crew Today I found us in a little pocket folder Not just you and I  But the collective “us” we created  Maybe you created, but I like to think … Continue reading

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[POEM] At the intersection of Sand Spring and Bald Knob Ridge

At the intersection of Sand Spring and Bald Knob Ridge for Stacy It had been a hard year for us In recovery mode, we set out for the forest  Parked at a gate, hiked along a windy trail It was … Continue reading

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[POEM] shared solitude

shared solitude for JoJo bare feet cold against the earth, the brick steps, the wood porch but these birds need food and this heart needs calming last night it didn’t frost so life continues for the plants the ones we’ve … Continue reading

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[POEM] the birds know

the birds know sitting on the porch steps together she said the birds should fly south for the winter I reminded her it was spring but it’s so cold this morning the birds don’t mind, I told her they know … Continue reading

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[POEM] Van Gogh in the trees

Van Gogh in the trees inspired by the children’s book Daniel Finds a Poem it’s salt on my lips after an early morning workout mapping out my run between sips of hot coffee against heavy eyelids deciding how many miles … Continue reading

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[POEM] root beer and wings 

root beer and wings After my run, that familar sweat and smell lingering  Three words in a text: I’m so hungry  I suggest an old favorite tune of ours and we sat at the bar  ordered root beer and wings … Continue reading

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[POEM] hops and melon

hops and melon my morning workout left me sweaty that kind of sweat I remember from long summer runs in the forest  so I took a shower to wash it away  The smell, the memory of summer sun and humidity … Continue reading

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[POEM] relentless 

Relentless  Tonight the weather was relentless  All thunder claps and lightning strikes and rain  Oh the rain  I walked thirty feet It might as well have been thirty miles I was soaked when I got to my car  I sat … Continue reading

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