Tag: loneliness

What we are Becoming

We believe in curses. The names we’ve been called, The feeling we were being Overlooked on the playground   The whispers behind our backs The quickly muttered greetings & sideways glances Hands held between people   But not ours. We shared our lunch with…

Medicine

The dizziness overwhelms And she finds it hard to take a step   Not ready to let go of the banister to Stand on her own two feet   The nausea comes next In waves   Sort of like pregnancy But there’s nothing to…

Goodbye

We stayed on shore As you floated past us In your restful bed The end wasn’t as you expected You didn’t suffer And we didn’t cry But I smiled To know that things Would be different now The leaves changed from pink to Gold…

Re-Do

What works for me? What pushes me to be better? Who gets to see that part of me? Apart from all the bull shit. Apart from the burden I feel Every time I wake up The choices I’ve made Have led me here Have…

Husband

I take care of him It’s all he asks for But it’s a mighty request Shopping, cleaning, laundry Cooking, working, loving Caring, caressing, covering I was alone for most of the weekend – any activities away from the house, and he wasn’t there. I…

Your Body

I reach across the sheets to make sure you’re still there. Your nighttime habit of coming to bed late leaves me scared of being forgotten, deep into the night. The shallow breaths of sleep, for me, are interrupted by the worry that something’s wrong,…

The Pain of Adolescence

Too much time has passed to save her. All that’s left is a hollow Right here in my chest. I miss her – the fun we used to have – The realness & fullness between us – Ripe, like summer fruit. The juice drips…

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