Divorce Papers For Valentine’s Day

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower My parents ended their marriage the day before Valentine’s day and all I got was a card, selfish tendencies and swelling intimacy issues. I was twelve and up until then the household was either tumultuous or gravely silent. Divorce […]

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Perfectly Pickled Friendships

“But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.” – Edward Young My 6th grade science teacher had a signed portrait of the Challenger crew and rows of floating faces in formaldehyde. This was my third school. This time, rather than being moved across town, it was across the country. Social media didn’t exist in the […]

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An Independent Villain

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” -Coco Chanel Psychologists have warned against the labeling of adolescents. However, this school of thought, didn’t prevent one from calling me a tyrant. My face was stoic. I sat with my legs crossed and arms draped at my side; unblinking, my vision going in and […]

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Tethered

Denied by distance tethered by time I’d set fire to the night with ten-thousand lights if it would lead you here, to I ___________ Dance with me amongst stardust and fireflies if only to embrace you sudden clarity answers that supersede the questions ____________ For the chance to graze my fingertips across you every curve, […]

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Seventy-Eight

The Devil resides in the details my love carved into flesh the visage of you remains 56 and 22 every bit of me, every bit of you                                                         […]

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Avalanche

The Phoenix rose only to destroy herself in the avalanche the desire to self detonate                                                                       ____________ It hurt as much […]

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