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[POEM] these figments of the heart, these temporary placeholders

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[POEM] my own betrayals

my own betrayals You left me with a mountain of dirty dishes, just like the hundred times I’ve done to you and took our daughter to your parents, tucked away in the northern Pennsylvania woods. These days it’s safer than the … Continue reading

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[POEM] Five Sneaky Things

Five Sneaky Things for Claude I. I’ve only ever seen your name typed in conversation, but I imagine you handsome: tall, dark hair, maybe black curls that fall over your forehead and eyes in the way that makes women come … Continue reading

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[POEM] I never wear makeup, anyway.

I never wear makeup, anyway. It’s the white noise on repeat. It’s the same story       repeat, felt against the chest, pounding against the pumping blood. I never wear makeup anyway, so why would that even come up? … Continue reading

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[POEM] have you ever had your heart broken? Circle yes or no

Have you ever had your heart broken? Circle yes or no Always the day after a good day. She feels her chest harden when there’s silence in the ether check and recheck, refresh, swipe the internet is so noisy, these … Continue reading

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[POEM] pages

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Making sense of being threatened, feeling betrayed by my community, and deciding what’s next for me

My therapist this past week after our regular Tuesday morning session: “I’ll keep a Friday appointment open in case you need to talk after the poetry reading.” Wednesday night text to my therapist: “[REDACTED] kicked me out of the poetry … Continue reading

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My experience with being bullied as an adult

image from thecommunitypress.com The first time I was bullied was in 7th grade. I got made fun of  by the “cool kids” because I dumped my boyfriend, who was a popular football player, so I could devote more time to … Continue reading

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[DREAM] the one with the 1-year anniversary poetry reading & the secret hideaway

the one with the 1-year anniversary poetry reading & the secret hideaway Webster’s was hosting their 1 year anniversary poetry reading. The store was HUGE and there was a band opening for the event. There were about 30 open-mic readers. … Continue reading

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[POEM] sitting in Midtown Scholar, I think of you

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