Some exciting news to share with you all – SpillWords Press has accepted and published a new piece of mine – Cold Hearts! Many thanks to Dagmara K – Director of Development and Editor – for selecting this piece for publication. I’m honored to be featured at SpillWords!
Please take a moment to visit the link above to read about this free verse, micro poem which deals with the bitterness and feelings of betrayal in relationships gone bad.
coming up on 13 years
the emotional gut punch
gnaws in my belly
at the recollection
of that move of yours
such poor form
to hold hidden fierce truths
years of lies
camouflaged in my perceived sincerity
it’s what fools don’t know
that keep wretched people
in the spotlight
but no more
you become the stranger you are
because you weren’t real
and certainly not in the past
she, who will never be recalled
will no longer
make me grit my teeth
send a surge thru my stomach
will i care
will i wince at the mention of your name
you don’t deserve to take up any room in my headspace
or my heart
now you are angry at god
are you angry at yourself
do you care we’ll lose you
feeling self-condemnation laying on your deathbed
regretting the deals with the devil
feeling sad you’re losing the battle
looking forward to the end yet
are your tears burning your face
ashamed you’re stinking of death now
you wanting smoke break time back
wishing you’d been smarter or stronger
was it worth the ugly cancer
was it worth losing all love
will you miss your dear family
was any of it worth it
surprised at how angry I am
you do know I am afraid
One of the most powerful art pieces from Burning Man: A sculpture of two adults after a disagreement, sitting with their backs to each other. Yet, the inner child in both of them simply wants to connect. Age has many beautiful gifts but one we could live without is the pride and resentment we hold onto when we have conflicts with others. The forgiving, free spirit of children is our true nature. Remember this when you feel stubborn. ~ https://me.me/i/one-of-the-most-powerful-art-pieces-from-burning-man-9259489~
Pushed over the edge.
Waves of emotions coursing.
Tears flow unlocking the deep hurts.
Loud yells projected to match the pain.
Feelings challenged. Resolutions sought. This torture ends now.
Distancing from the anger, the fear and the abysmal. Letting it go.
Choosing peace, choosing harmony, choosing growth.
Deep relaxation and openness stage a presence.
Self-soothed in this self-connection.