Iced

How to circumnavigateunexpected glaciers? I am unnervedthoughts spirallingchasing faults Have I been remiss?Replay the scenerewrite the scripttill comprehension dawns What lies beneath frozen surfaceis self-inflicted sorrow:covetous desire aching (Image my own)

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The Cook

She’s in the kitchencleaning, preppingsweetness, wishes to nurture childlikelongings – sugar ladengifts, honeyed chops hooks her men withculinary preciseness –as legend prescribes wants a strong, reliabletype to stir her ovarieskeep her dishing up love Disappointment, like raw eggdrips off china plates –shame of misadventuresshe cannot scrub away only serves tea now –the smell of liquormingled […]

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Colouring You Purple

I am colouring you purplefor the sacredness of your beingfor the majesty of your soul I am colouring you purplefor the joy that you spreadfor the laughter we share I am colouring you purplefor purple best expressesthe depth of my love. (For my granddaughters. Art my own.Colouring you Purple previously appearedon onewomansquest. com)

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First Kiss

Dock sittingpast midnightparental dronehumming in distance Two silhouetteshaloed in moonlightI lean in, heart poundingyour lips brush my forehead Nothing more…Nevermind! I blurtscrambling to leave rejection a soul tattoo (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own. Care to join me and write about your first kiss?Drop me a link so I don’t miss it.)

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Who Am I, If Not Responsible?

This pedestal of responsibilityhas elevated me, out of reach,out of touch – lumps togetherchildren, mate, mother, sister… Caregiver extraordinairepresent overcrowded byobligations…am unwell,off topic, fed up, surely… I am other abled, have roomfor more – not martyr related –hesitant to plan, my purposefor being so intricately tuned to the needs of others, shouldquit while I’m ahead […]

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Best Listener

Art of listening, best taughtby the family pooch –ears attuned to nuancescarefully weeding throughhuman gibberishfor words that resonate –treat, dinner, walk, cuddles… Eyes inviting compassionconveying depth beyond understandingand when tone turns impatientlittle paws retreat, as if words are blows If only I could learn to listenhear the workings of your mindinquisitive, compelling – imaginewhat I […]

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Where Ignorance Leads

Quest for independence born of familial dysfunction led me down a path of dissent Compromise, I believedwas toxic, swore againstthe brutality of submission Need no one,depend on no onehave nothing to lose Overlooked the joyof interdependence –an alien concept Chose a lonely path, a straggler destinednever to belong… (Image my own)

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Purging Betrayal

Burn the love letterswatch as each quaint lie curlssham interrupted –betrayal’s intricacyscatters amongst the embers. (Image my own)

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Sisterly Love

It’s just a moth, I offeredthat blue moon nightrattling windowschafing nerves We’d chosen exile –sister and I – refuge from family demons, not ours to claim Innocence borrowsresponsibility – I boreit like a badge;she shattered Could not discriminatedarkness from her owninner light – soughtto end the fury I’ll carry us both,I murmured, too youngto recognize […]

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Tumbleweed

Rings me every timehe’s in town – Tumbleweed, I call him –a man I love to hate He tints my normalcywith neon rushes, flames of screaming lust – I’m better of without himwish he’d lose my number…well…maybe after next time. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own. Piece is purely fiction, I promise)

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