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This Year

This year will be the first year The first year where someone asks, “When’s the last time you spoke?” I’ll say, “Last year” This year will be the first year The first year where someone asks, “When’s the last time you kissed?” I’ll say, “The year before last year” This year will be the first […]

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I is for Indifference

I think I am more afraid of running into you Instead of any natural disaster Or sudden death Is it natural? Is it normal? That I call you by your name? Yet I only utter that name about three times a year Another December passes And onto February We’re both a year older I feel […]

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G is for Grandma

It has been almost five years since my Grandmother passed away. With each day that passes, her memory becomes only more beautiful, more meaningful, and more enlightened – she was the most gentle force my world has ever seen. All that she was is everything I hope to emulate. She is who I hope to […]

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Ordinary

I said your name today But it wasn’t for you No, it’s never for you That would imply that we’re ever in the same room I thought of you every time it left my lips I felt guilt overwhelm me as it left my lips Did he feel the sting of your name too? Did […]

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Of Course Not

You sit on the edge of the bed bare My eyes trace the outline of your tattoo The black lines that mark your family line Could I be in it? If I traced your veins One by one Back to your heart Could I be in it? If I asked you every question Every question […]

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