Fragments and Reminders

Pushing shopping carts filled with my life

Rummaging through fragments and reminders

Is it possible to recycle only the memories of my choosing?

There are so many that I would like to drift away

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Originally posted June 24, 2015

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She Took Black and White Photos

She took black and white photos

Her lense searching for a cure

Zooming in and out of a life that felt alone

Despite the perfect picture in a shiny frame

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She took black and white photos

Because it was easier not to feel

A reflection of herself inside

Looking colorless in a mirror

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She took black and white photos

Would the color ever return?

Waking each morning to capture the sunrise

Hoping one day the sun would appear

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Originally posted August 18, 2015

A Walk Through Pere Lachaise 

Following spray painted arrows on concrete stones

A flower child spins in circles, creating tie dye swirls, looking up, dancing for the sky

A mosaic of flower petals fit neatly together on the ground where they fell

Smoke from burning incense floats, creating cloud formations at our knees

Hints of the past emerge, a resurrection of another time

But this moment soon blows away

The dance ends

Petals are swept with the wind

The smoke melts into the ground

And I continue on my way, following spray painted arrows, but not empty handed

 

Originally posted October 15, 2015

Waiting for that Day

Sometimes I wish I could rewind

When I try to pull back

And hide in the darkness

It still follows me

Even in darkness

I see its shadow

In the quiet of night

I hear the sound of its breath

Its presence fills my space

One day hopefully it will fade

And release me

I’m waiting for that day

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Originally posted July 14, 2015

Soulful Downtown Skylines

Running across bridges at dawn

Counting Mississippis holding my breath

Five days left, but who is really counting

Eventually everybody’s debts must be paid – one way or another

Rainbow reflections bouncing off glass signs

Fenced off vacant lots too high to scale

Soulful music suddenly plays from out of nowhere

As if my screenplay of life really needed it’s own soundtrack in the background

But I stop running for a moment, just to listen

To find myself alone in the middle of nowhere

The sun rises and peers through the downtown skyline

And I am able to find a smile on my face

And I keep running

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Originally posted September 15, 2015