Shadorma Tuesday

4:20a.m. What better time to write my first Shadorma. Breaking Up With Not My Boyfriend It’s overNow I won’t get toSee his blueEyes sparkleOr leave purple love bites onThe crook of his neck He’s so madSaid he’s done with meHe’ll neverTalk to meThen blocked my cell phone numberAlways stonewalling Well, you knowI’m quick to temperSo…

Karma

When I was 16I was with Victor…And also Luis. Once, Luis insistedWe go eat at Mimi’s(Victor’s work)In front of Victor Luis saidIf I really loved himI wouldn’t care how Victor felt So, I agreed.We went out to Mimi’s.Luis and I were seated. Victor came to clear the table.His hands shookHe dropped a forkHe dropped a…

Ben, Rich, and Pat

This post is just for clarity, in case any of my readers are confused (all five of you haha)… not that I feel an obligation to explain myself, but okay maybe I do. Maybe I want to explain. I’ve been through like three breakups in the past year. I’ve been writing poetry about three different…

Gossip (maybe nsfw)

Oh, go ahead, babeSpout your nasty shitDo you really thinkAnyone believes it? Tell them I’m a whoreWe both know the truthYou hate me cause IDon’t wanna fuck with you Tell them I’m a slutGo for the first punchTell them I eat dickOn sourdough for lunch Say I “kill babies”*That’ll rile them upSlander me becauseYou’re hurt…

Return

Return my loveOr return my heartI insisted He refused, soI stopped returningHis calls He returned the favor Guess now I have toReturnTo the dating pool Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #267 by Sammi Cox. (The prompt is actually several weeks old, but I didn’t notice until I was done writing.) =D

Lessons From Nature Haibun

Supple Opal Surrounded by supple spring hens on the first day of school, I can’t help but wonder, am I not attractive anymore? Autumn Valley hikeBarren Yosemite FallsZero water drops I walk around campus, feeling like a ghost. A stunning twenty-something-year-old is hiding behind the art building, crying on the phone. “Why am I not…

Green Eyes

You think I’m jealous of your new girl When I’m concerned about her She’s going to get her heart ripped out And I would never try to alert her I’m sure you’ve told her that I’m crazy Warnings would fall on deaf ears You think I’m jealous of your new girl Cause she’s got a…

Ghost

A very wise mentorOnce said to me,“A strong woman knowsthat you can love someoneand still let them go.” ILove you.Do you know?I don’t think so.Does it matter, though?Rumors say I ghostedBut this was between us twoWhile it’s true I stopped respondingWe both knew we had gotten toxic Still, feels like I’ll never get over you….

Bread Crumbs

How many pigeonsHave you been feeding?Found her on FacebookShe’s younger than me Said you were busyNot caught up with workMeanwhile you begged herTo come by and lurk Take back your bread crumbsThey never fill meDeserve someone whoWon’t leave me hungry No need to explainStale crumbs and white liesDangerous how youBurn me with gas light Keep…

Turn

Tears streamed down my face as I navigated the path behind him, hiking to the sound of nothing but our boots crunching the ice-crusted snow. Gazing from a redwood branch to a sprig of snow plant, I wondered how it could be possible to feel so depressed while surrounded by such stunning scenery. Before we…