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

Golden Shovel Poem

For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking part in Wea’ve Written Weekly by The Skeptic’s Kaddish. It has quickly become one of my favorite prompts. This week, the challenge is to write a Golden Shovel poem, which pays tribute to the prompt poem by keeping pieces of it. Ho’s Prayer Dress me up like…

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….

Nice Guys

“You must be drawn to bad men;Nice guys always finish last.”As if not falling for youWas a personal attack. Nice Guy, let me get this straightYou think the only reasonAnyone could dislike youIs because you’re too perfect? Haven’t you ever heard ofIncompatibility Did it occur to you thatMaybe we’re too different? What if I don’t…

San Francisco Sonnet

I left my heart in sweet San FranciscoMacy’s seventh floor, vegan pasta sharedDinner, Cheesecake Factory patioTable ninety feet above Union Square We swore our love in the Golden CityAtop the 16th Avenue Tiled StepsMosaics, ocean sunset views, prettyHeld my hand, then, back to his bed you crept Paris of the West, Painted Ladies nestChecked in…

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…

She’s Cute

Thought I was stuck ’tilI hiked over Heartbreak HillI know you moved onSaw you from my window sillNew girl must be such a thrill But… I didn’t careDidn’t even pause to stareI’m glad to be freeYou two make the perfect pairYou love skinny with long hair I admit defeatLet her wonder if you cheatI’m so…

Dissonance

Between his screaming, and the baby’s,How am I supposed to hear my own thoughts?He is pacing back and forth in front of us, bleeding rage.I wrap the baby in my arms, ready to shield her with my bodyIn case he throws anything else our way. Between the computer screen, and the sofa, and the mess,My…

Ephemeral

I wanna hold you again. Touch you, hug you, kiss you again. It’s all I can think about. You promised to love me a million different ways, on a million different days. How could you be so hot and cold with me? I never imagined we would fall apart so soon. River valley cliffSnow melt,…