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I spent so long pretending to be human

Learning to walk with my head up and

To speak the words I mean

Without choking on apologies

I'm still learning

I've only just taken off my shoes again

Reacquainting myself with nakedness

Little by little until my heart softens

And my skin grows less raw

There are days at a time I spend in tears

Letting out pain I hoarded Borrowing against happiness just to get by

It is still difficult to reach both arms out wide


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I have heard that there are people Who manage the motions of their lives Without the days when it hurts To choose and also to be still And that in their stillness they do not tremble And their throats

Evolving Consciousness

You killed the me I would have been I took the hurt like water takes stones Whether pebbles or boulders they all sank Left their ripples fading, but sank And I ran like a river Singing and sparkling s

World on Fire

Beauty. Fire looming and smoke pluming and all Isee is beauty Through metal eyes that cannot cry and I make myself a stone Skipped across the creek sunk in its bed, too weak To douse, and the wind pic

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