Your Name

Laughing into darkness The sound is swallowed By the silence That surrounds me. Your name echoes in my throat But dies on my lips and I press my painted nails Tightly to keep it there. The silence is waiting. It is patient but eager And I do not want to Loose what is left of…

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Afraid of the Dark

Shoulders hunched against the world, eyes cast down to the hole in the toe of his shoe, past the iron fence, (the one befriended by morning glories), and around the old well, (the one with the ghost at the bottom), The destination always the same. Arriving promptly Just as the sherbert colored horizon Begins to…

Breath on the window pane Dancing fingers spell words Cold blue sky that no one likes And a lone blackbird left behind But lonely isn't always cold Not if you wrap it tightly In kind words and a parting smile. Just don't look in the mirror The broken glass can't hide The stone gray sadness…