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Hard Won SunshineOn a good day,
I've got sunshine in my veins.
A backlit smile,
And a spring in my step.
And people don’t think
I’ve ever known…
Faces in the night,
Looking for me.
Shadows on my face,
From lack of sleep.
People rarely think…
Of the ash in your bones,
The tar clogging up your thoughts,
And blocking out the light.
But what people think…
About how your skin
Feels tight when you smile…
What matters is…
It never stops.
It never gets easier.
Bad things will happen.
But if you can wait it out,
Last just a bit longer than you think you can.
You will get stronger.
And things will get better.
It might seem impossible,
But whatever you do,
Don’t give up.
Because I’ve been there,
Lost in the darkness.
So far down I thought I’d never get out.
I know how hard it is to keep fighting.
But I also know…
That you can do it.
Believe in yourself,
You are greater than you know.
unfilteredtake a drink,
and forget for a moment that you aren't breathing.
you comb starlight;
these sunset broken tea leaves
bleed into the sky,
filling, filling, filling
in the cracks where the darkness is unfiltered
like black coffee,
too strong for your heart to take, tonight.
take another drink,
bleed another verse and remember what your shelves
are filled with, remember all those letters
that they wrote to you, postcards from the places
that in their sandpaper callousness
you have never been
(and bleed again,
just another nicked artery
hemorrhaging into facsimile
and tell me -
can you taste it yet?)
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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