to feel, to be felt

My whole life, I've been told I'm 'too.' Too quiet, too sensitive, too negative, Too much. Take things 'too personally', give too much, too soon   For years, I saw this maximum, this superlative, this giving my all as... a flaw. That I should seek limits, seek hindrance, in this world that speaks opposite, breathes … Continue reading to feel, to be felt

for the time being

The tip of your finger, your tongue, your eyelash outlines my silhouette in semi-permanent stain. I knew from the first touch you were, we were only temporary. Only. Not wholly. For the time being. But your mouth imprints my own and for something half-hearted and incomplete, you've made a home out of me.

Return It

My heart is so big you could cut it, knife and fork, and share it with the street. Share. I share my skin, my soul, my shelter with another and they claim it as their own. Then return it when it doesnโ€™t quite fit right, isnโ€™t what theyโ€™re after, change their mind. Do they have … Continue reading Return It

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They Told Us

They told us we were special, Each gift-wrapped like collectables, scraping ink into papers on tables with cries for help engraved into tainted wood.   They told us we had talent, From colouring inside the lines, bringing outlines to life, with rainbows and felt-tips, tip-toeing across the blank space Like crowds, protesting, chaos over what … Continue reading They Told Us