jennifer_mckay

ONE DAY AT A TIME

One Day At A Time

” ONE DAY AT A TIME “ One day at a time,your body is learning how to feel again To feel something besidesthe bite that gets the venom out,the burning coals in the pit of your stomachand the way they reach into your throat,yearning painted black You are learning to want things that are good,that …

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BEYOND THE TREES

Beyond the Trees

” BEYOND THE TREES “ When it is all you’ve ever known,you can’t really see ityou are too close and,it makes the edges blurry you cannot see the forest,when you are inside itjust waves of green,death and rebirthfalling into each other,an inescapable eternity but beyond the treesthere is a cliff,where the earth falls into the …

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HOPEFUL

Hopeful

” HOPEFUL “ I am inside out again,run by my frantic heartthat pulls me barefoot into the yard,tangling tongues with that vast haze of skystanding barefoot in the dewy grassdrying green and prickly in the sun It doesn’t feel as good as I remember itand that makes me smile.My memory is still kinder to methan …

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Overexposed

” OVEREXPOSED “ Fading into darkness,a sunshine girl takes her first mouthful of shadowspitting it out like poison,knowing its still inside her I dream of being dark without succumbingbright without burning up,but I can’t imagine life without extremes Tell me my body is more than the spacebeneath your bed,the place you hide the broken thingstell …

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spring shadow

SPRING SHADOW

” SPRING SHADOW “ This year, spring came without you.I didn’t know how to feel about it,so I ran from it. I hadn’t seen my own knees,bare in the sunlightin such a long time,hadn’t cared to be seenby a world that went on without you My breath came in gasping bursts,a mouth that forgot how …

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