(s)Mothered

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best of

my mom

the best

of me

 

i hid

that

from 

her

 

it’s what

she

denied

i denied her

 

blazing

a trail

no one

would see

 

I

hid

my boots

at the shop

 

like she hid

all her light

under a series

of bushels

 

disjointed x3

disconnected

disarmed

disappointed

 

23 years

and i never

knew

who she was

 

only the

stories

i made up

the stories

i pieced together

 

legacy of

pain

legacy of

distortion

 

her best

was sharing

a cigarette

with me

 

her worst

too many

to count

criminal

 

bridging

the gaps

mining

the diamonds

 

another 

25 years

to clearly

see me

 

alone

alive

another

ace up my sleeve

 

mothering my mother

mothering my self

mothering my son

redefining the Mother

 

being

just being

fogging up

the mirror

 

an old

message of love

stares me down

i. am.

 

11/11/13

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here we go

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feeling pushed away

feeling disconnected

a slow build of perceived separation

feeling totally misunderstood

 

this is an end for me

always has been

a feeling of

completion

 

a rage, a reaction

a huge response

kick all the

dust up into the air

 

thick, dense

choking on the 

emptiness of

fuck you

 

boarded up

actual wood

across what was

once an entrance

 

closed for business

light never ever

enters this

room again

 

gale force

winds turn

into gale

force moods

 

an end and

a beginning

simultaneously

occur without warning

 

 

 

4/2/09 Th

not me

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harder

and even

more

difficult

 

the hiding

the lying

the acting

as if

 

i see 

your secrets

i feel

your lies

 

the price

paid

was my 

innocence

 

now allows

me to

see your 

humanity

 

but that’s

alright

keep distracting

yourself

 

i know

distraction

all

too well

 

i’ve been the

master,

the queen

no one wins

 

i will not

keep your

secret

any longer

 

makes me

fat

and tired

and mean.

 

that’s not me.

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

riding along

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nails on a chalkboard

screeching your name

direct mail right to you

no one is more surprised

 

i call to you

leaned out a window

never more appealing

tendril at your ear

 

wonderment alongside

dazzling expectations

drooling with anticipation

the nation fawns over you

 

epitaph is waiting

only you know what’s next

adventure to fulfill

never one dull moment

 

1/31/08

her laugh

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her laugh

that laugh

waves of sighs

moves mountains

 

crisp air

elevates angels

down & dirty

digging deep

 

dripping in glee

shaking into the light

glittered &  tasty

rushing to the center

 

skinny dipping

in a 

puddle of

joy

 

9/10

a new TILT

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rousing your love

sounds below the low

loosening the knot

of who i’ve been

 

zero in on a vibration

i’ve been here before

and yet, it’s a whole

new perspective

 

driving away the rain

holding back the wind

breath free and roaring

frozen in the storm

 

narrowly escaping

silence of the stillness

a path enblazened ahead

warmed by the journey

 

9/23/10