for Liz

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beaming in all directions

attracting us all

 

waking even the sleepiest

among us

 

accommodating each wandering soul

serving up her own brand of solace

 

a knowing feeds her

she sips it in…delighting in the sweetness

 

her smile is replicated

we see it everywhere

 

like dominoes rising to meet me

a counter experience

 

a constant rising

unique to this woman

 

a love with no end

3/20/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a fevered pitch

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managing

to keep

it all

the same

 

no

don’t change

no

don’t look

 

don’t look

at this

don’t look

at that

 

diamonds

in the

rough

i’m certain

 

senseless

beauty

senseless

abuse

 

doctoring

coping

screaming

on the inside

 

shows up

on the 

outside

disgracing the pact

 

going back

coming

forward,

stuck.

 

conscious 

decisions

to delete this

permanent hell

 

feeling fear

deeper

than ever

relief in sight

 

make friends

with it

gonna be around

for a while

 

11/7/13

well rested

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a small wink

never to be

revealed

 

tossing

and turning

alarm goes off

 

sheets are

so soft

lying in luxury

 

sweetened 

by naps

with you

 

rivers run

their course

 

diners sup

on beauty

 

majesty

all around

 

winding

roads aplenty

 

living 

on the edge

 

2008

rushed myself

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i insisted

i dragged you

i saw the missing pieces

i insisted

 

take your ring off

no….really

take your ring off

contracts are signed

 

i see

i feel

i knew

i know

 

fools rush in

no longer

am i

in a hurry

 

road signs

there to remind me

slow me down

there are no mistakes

 

retrospect

it’s a funny thing

now i know

that i knew

 

 

exquisite freedom

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i’ve taken

my fingers

out

of my ears

 

heard 

you anyway

the moment

never stops

 

vibrating

at a 

pitch

only i can hear

 

constant companion

every deck

dealt the 

same exact way

 

i see

you’re now

driving me

off center

 

show me

that slide

again

i was distracted

 

breath,

evenly relaxed

slowing to 

theta

 

your level

my awareness

the countdown

has begun

 

put the

pen down

close the

    computer

 

listen.

breathe.

stillness

paves the way

 

not usually

what we think

and more than

useful

 

layers lift off

exposing

new skin

exquisite freedom

 

 

trade secrets

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down the path

one never knows.

exceedingly

curious

 

delirious

from the heat

thirst

never quite quenched

 

durable

and yet

so overly

sensitive

 

following

the scent

totally new

and unknown

 

loving the new

rabbit hole

usually

two show at a time

 

and then

deep rest,

and the 

new day dawns

 

hills to

slide down

new books

to devour

 

dumping out

my toolbox

rifling through

tricks of the trade

 

what inventive 

tale will be told

always enticing

never satisfied

 

dreams flowing

forward

have i met

you before?

 

a revolving door

kicks out

the next

contestant

 

i have an

app for that

    hey look,

now you’re blue