“Awake”

I’d been there
a million
times before.

So familiar,
more nonfiction
than lore.

I stood
there
all alone.

Until a gentle touch
warmed my waist
to the bone.

A whisper
to my ear
of words with no recall.

You moved away
but always back
if I were to fall.

I’d been here
a million times
before.

But everything wasn’t
real to me
anymore.

Locked eyes
meeting
across the room.

Caused a
rush of thoughts
to bloom.

The only real
ones there
were us.

We were still
in all
the fuss.

You
were so
real.

Only
you were my dreams
to steal.

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“The Glue”

Thirteen years
went by in 1…..
2….
3.

An airport
on a dark
lonely night.

A plane
arriving late,
finally in sight.

A broken family,
tattered
but true.

You
and Jewel
the lasting glue.

The sidewalk
will never
be the same.

No one to make sure
the strangers
stay tame.

The top of the stairs
will always be for
the both of you.

I sit there now,
alone
imagining you two.

Death
is not
the end.

One day,
we will all be
reunited again.

(My dog Ike recently passed away. He is the one on the left. Jewel, his sister, passed in 2015. Though I can’t see them, I feel the both of them are still around. This poem is dedicated to them.)

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“Rebuild”

Ruins
are memories
broken
into little
tiny
pieces.

Small
fragments
with sharp
serrated
edges.

You have
to be prepared
when you
connect
them back
together.

Or
you
will just
get cut
all over
again.

And so,
I learned
to cast
my hands
in steel.

Now
I am
finally
ready
to make
my new
castle.

I am
sad
no more
for The Queen
has
arrived.

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“Grateful”

I am
enough.

All my
gifts
you’ve given
have made
me
the happiest
person around.

I am
enough.

There is
no more
I need
to feel
wanting.

I am
enough.

You
made it so
my other half
was always
myself.

Thank you.

Even when
there is
no one
else around
and I am
alone
my life
is still
full.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you

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