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A to Z Challenge/PAD Challenge Letter "S"

S)    Speak to me There was a time when I would have done anything to hear your voice. It’s all about what you don’t say. You don’t say “I love you.” You don’t say “I miss you.” You don’t say “I need you.” I would have laid at your feet like a dog. Cut myself open Share it with you, offer it to you Til I find a way to exist inside you. My pain was huge, operatic I would have eaten my own heart Right out of your hands But you never got hungry for me. You sucked me out of myself But didn’t put me back, left the pieces all over the place Let the wind scatter my ashes and Animals take my bones I had to look in New York, and London And my beloved Paris,   I looked in Disneyworld and Twentyninepalms Peoria and El Paso Flew over the Rock Mountains With wings constructed of Chicken wire, newspaper Had no clue Didn’t know what or where Or who I was Just pointed myself straight at the setting sun So Icarian Fell into Veg

A to Z Challenge This Week: Letters N through R

I have been writing, but not posting. This week was crazy and got crazier and longer and more stressful the more it went on. But I wrote, even if it was only a line here and there. As a result they're a little shorter than usual, but that's okay, I plan on making them a little longer for the publication. N)     Nothing, Again, Nothing This is what its like to be nothing: Ice in her eyes Cracking in her heart Oh, sorry my mom said I can only invite five girls! You can come to my party if you are: Good looking Popular Not fat Who wants to be invisible for a day I do! O)        O O O that Shakespearean Rag Wonderful and terrible A miracle and a Nightmare Magical and mundane There’s so much to do here. Like Balinese stick puppets A shadow play Let’s pretend I was lost at sea Th girl   who believed Or the guy who said he loved me said he didn’t P)        A Proper Fool What a proper fool am I To have believed your lies I’m

A to Z Challenge Days 11-13 Letters K, L, and M

 In case you're just tuning in, for my #PADChallenge (Poem A Day Challenge) which is also a part of the #AtoZBlogChallenge. I am taking one line of text from T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and using that line for the day that corresponds with today's letter, in alphabetical order. I missed a few days (having visitors here from out of town) which was the letters K,L,and M. So here it is.  H)     Kings and Keys I wondered when he would come back. I went for a walk, maybe to look for him (But I told myself I wasn’t). And ended up at the ocean, Because I’m a selkie Washed up on the shore. Whose kingdom is this. Who is he, He could be anyone.   A changeling like me, Skin hidden away or lost somewhere. I)        London Bridge is Falling Down. I cross my arms over my heart As if that could block you out. Sugar pink roses The Thames before breakfast I have a new way of looking at everything Now Something different inside me, cha

A to Z Challenge Days 9-10 Letters I and J

 In case you're just tuning in, for my #PADChallenge (Poem A Day Challenge) which is also a part of the #AtoZBlogChallenge. I am taking one line of text from T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and using that line for the day that corresponds with today's letter, in alphabetical order. I missed yesterday's letter, which was the letter I, and today is the letter J. So here it is. H)     I never know what you are thinking Just dreaming all the time. And believe me, I watch carefully You look so pale But there’s also a glow or A halo It’s like a tv at night It both washes you out and illuminates you How it glimmers blue-white in the dark room And I am passing under your window I need to Tell someone. I collect night symphonies and I crush them between my teeth And let it flow down my chin. Don’t tell me I’m tripping, I’m not. Growing up is a collection of All the echoes of what you were. It all shifts and flashes Who are you in this co