Category Archives: Poetry

You Have Always Been Mine

You have changed me so quickly so unexpectedly like the sun saying hello in the middle of a thunderstorm and here I am still wandering in the rain as I always have a clumsy woman who is home to all … Continue reading

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For Dad

I have always had this thing for hands for they tell a story of loved ones they have comforted words they have written work they have completed   I remember watching your hands pluck at guitar strings or glide across … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Wish I Were A Book

  Sometimes I wish I were a book placed delicately in your hands so I could feel you run your fingers down my spine – and allow my words to seep through your skin Would you be able to put … Continue reading

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Puppet Master

You are master and I your puppet you pull those strings to get what you covet   Walk barefoot on my back and expect me to lie still move those strings forward so I’ll bend to your will   Now … Continue reading

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The Magic Between Us

How can just words have me coming undone But yours are the fire at the tip of your tongue   Come over me I want to feel your heat can you feel me writhing beneath this sheet   I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Burlesque Mind

last inhale before it hits hello mind hello bliss ∼ the bass starts to drop the drumbeat slows then the sweet, sweet sound starts to flow ∼ that dark blues guitar glides straight through my veins swells in my stomach … Continue reading

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everything remains the same

i lift my skirt up to my knees walk through the field of sunflowers barefoot and laughing   you see i’ve learned to count my blessings – to stop and smell the flowers and feel the sun shine upon my … Continue reading

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Spilled Words

I guess you know by now that you have always been my muse –   begging me to write us in permanent ink – words spilled on pages of bodies spilled on sheets   I don’t know if it’s the … Continue reading

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The Tug of the Past

I was raised on dog eared pages of cookbooks and handwritten recipe cards bowls and beaters cleaned by my lips my hands tugging on my mother’s apron strings yearning for more now it is I, who wears the apron still … Continue reading

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A Prayer For Thanksgiving

I like to imagine prayer as a flower For when we pray we open our whole selves – to the sun or the moon to the universe we know there’s something more – we can’t see or touch or hear … Continue reading

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