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The Art of Escape

Ask me to enunciate

and I will try.

My lisp hinders me,

but I hope it intrigues.

 

Singing drinking songs

erases my lisp,

but Spring brings

it back for a visit.

 

Allergies are an enigma

that cannot be sated.

I hope you can see

that black hole.

 

I’m going to jump

through.

Abracadabra.


How I Learned

The waiting room

was cold that day

and the couch, hard.

My roommate dragged

me there.

 

I was called back

and someone checked

my vitals before

asking for confirmation.

My palms were sweaty.

 

The nurse practitioner

asked me a bunch

of questions.

My stomach

burbled a threat.

 

I was given

a cup for a sample.

Washing my hands

in the cold water,

my face was green.

 

If you’re pregnant

would that be a problem?

she asked. Shaking

my head, I took a deep

breath. She heaved a sigh.

 

Smiling, she told

me the news.

 

Yay!


Learn

As we live we grow

As we grow we learn

The greatest things

We learn which causes change

 

There are powerful things

That causes pain

Things that causes us

To remember

 

The ring of a mother

Who lost the battle

Of a lifetime

 

The picture of a man

Whose life went out

Right before Christmas

 

We learn about loss

 

There are powerful things

That remind us

That we have to go on

For ourselves and others

 

A warm smile

That makes you glow

From inside out

 

A ring around your finger

Tying you together

As your heart glows

 

We learn about love

 

These are the things

That shape us.


Sleep and Dreams

Like a hunter,

it creeps up on you

to try and take

you to a new world

 

It laughs at your pain

and brings about the nightmares

that make you scream

 

But it doesn’t do all bad

 

Sometimes it gives you hope

and brings you the one thing

you desire most

 

Sleep wraps itself around you

like a blanket

that has all the good

and the bad.