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Dry Eyes

The sting of suppressed feelings and emotions,Burning through my throat begging to be let out,I take a deep breath and push it further down,Rub my dry eyes to wipe away the feeling,Now is not the time to show your weakness,I sit, plaster a smile on my face and go through the motions,It’s what they all […]

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Brave

They call me brave for taking the chance on you, But, I was only following my heart, They call me fickle for not sticking through the tough times, But I am only protecting my wellbeing, They say I am a good person for giving it a shot, But, what I don’t say is that I […]

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock […]

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Forces of Nature

When it rains,Is mother nature shedding a tear for the world she’s lost?The same way I cry over what we no longer have?Each teardrop, a vessel for the love we shared,Carried off and discarded in the soiled Kleenexes on the floor,When there’s a storm, Is it another lesson in not suppressing the turbulence I feel […]

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