Skip to main content

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
Salt Lake
None of those places put me back together
Because all I wanted was for you
To speak to me
A voice on the other end of the
The easiest thing to find
The hardest thing to


  1. Oh, wow. This is a kick in the guts. Drags me right back into every one-sided relationship I've ever had. These lines made me gasp in recognition:

    I would have eaten my own heart
    Right out of your hands
    But you never got hungry for me.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Irish Books; Strong Female Characters; Book Inscriptions

Irish Books; Strong Female Characters; Book Inscriptions

Happy St. Patty's Day! Today, I am Irish for 24 hours. As everyone must know, I am a fan of lists, so here's list of top 10 Irish characters, top female characters in different genres, and book inscriptions from the awesome folks over at Shelf Awareness. Enjoy! If you are feeling Irish inspired today, and own a Kindle, there's a number of Irish/Celtic fairy tales and myths you can download for free.

A-Z Challenge "X" is for "X-Files"

Day twenty three and the letter "X" for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If this is your first time here, my A-Z challenge is based on Urban Legends, and follows the life of a small town Nevada reporter, Adele.
If you are stopping by from the challenge (or anywhere else, like the Parajunkee Hop or Facebook)-feel free to join the Bluestocking Club, or follow me on Twitter! I have a brand spanking new Facebook Page, so the more "likes" the better! Thanks everyone for all your comments, I am still trying to catch up, but if you leave your blog url, I *will* get to you!

Adele's story continues....

There's been a lot of speculation over the years about the existence of the secret branch of the government, specifically the FBI, known as the X Files. A government agency dedicated to strange, unusual, and possibly the paranormal. What better place to hide this supposed branch of government, but a stretch of desert that no one cares about and no one really knows exists (and pro…

Why not take a break? My answer.

Why not take a break from negativity and learn about each other? 1. Who are you named after? There is a literal, fascist administration in office in the United States. 2. Last time you cried? Resist it, unerringly, with all your strength. 3. Pop or water? A woman, scheduled to be deported, attempted suicide in the airport. 4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Donate to the ACLU. 5. Longest relationship? Law enforcement is illegally enforcing the ban, even though a stay has been issued by the court system. 6. Do you still have your tonsils? Soon, we won't have the courts to depend on, either. 7. Would you bungee jump? #NoMoreElectoralCollege 8. How many years at current job? Maintain cash reserves. 9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Make sure to take care of your mental health, in an amazingly tumultuous and stressful time. 10. Roller coasters? #IpunchedRichardSpencer 11. Favorite ice cream? Many of the Democrats are folding, do not depend on them. Exceptions: Maxine Waters an…