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Literature
years
years
I spent years
thinking I was being hurt
by someone else
someone I wanted to hold close
I spent years
holding that person
at arms length
I spent years
listening to you
believing you
And you spent those years
hiding the truth
lying to me
damaging me
years
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Literature
girl smoking a cigar in the bath
wafting in languorous whorls
inky tresses
mirror
white smoke
drifting in lazy arabesques
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Literature
Ours
You cry out about helping "our" homeless,
as if you are doing anything to help,
as if you, yourself, are homeless and forsaken.
It makes me wonder if you inhabit the same world I do;
For, what are refugees, if not homeless?
And if we all share this planet,
are all a part of a global community,
how are they not "ours"?
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Literature
Pickpocket (C)
Full moon,
that jaundiced eye
staring down
at us,
unblinking.
Your breath
freezing
in my hair
and
half-cocked
promises
dancing in
sepia-toned
whispers.
This glimmer
of something fey;
of a fleeting, flitting thing
that might be
some kind of love;
glimpsed only
out of the corners
of eyes,
in flickering shadows
on starlit nights.
Perplexing peripheries,
fantastic phosphenes
dancing
just beyond reach
intangible as your words,
your whispered pledge;
your pretty mouth
spouts inanities,
but I'm not listening to the sounds.
too distracted
by your sleight of hand;
when
did you pluck
my heart from my chest
to slip into your pocket?
And how is it
that I'm strung here,
hypnotized
and dangling like
a locket;
with pretty pictures
tucked inside;
trapped because
you've locked it?
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Literature
Adoption Day
Joy!
My family unit expands tomorrow,
one more life will be given to my care.
Jubilation!
One more cold nose to welcome me home,
one more wagging tail and grinning face.
One more reason to smile, to laugh.
My heart has already grown to
encompass another,
to hold that much more love.
(I hope it outgrows my body some day).
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Literature
snuff
you put out all the lights
and left me,
alone and in the dark
and you hid in the shadows, silent;
watching, waiting;
until i couldn't remember
if you had ever
really
been there at all
if i had ever
really
been---
who i was. who was i?
---until i lit the lamps you left me with
and illuminated an illusion
that i thought was real.
until i forgot that you
had been the one
to snuff out my lights in the first place
and leave me with the lighter.
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Literature
Not an accident.
I am not falling in love anymore.
I am not falling.
I am diving.
Perfect form.
Conscious decision.
A choice, not an accident.
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Literature
We don't need another hero
When even your heroes need heroes,
and you're standing in the dark,
just reach out your hand and realize
that you are not alone.
We all stand in the dark some times.
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Literature
sea ice
Glacial features turn their eyes
upon me, trying to freeze me in place;
loose-limbed, lipped,
and tongued, you leave me
defenseless on creaking ice, thin
enough to see the gutted
ships that braved your shores.
I've jettisoned everything
that could sink me, sailing
your seas without an anchor,
blindly navigating the drift ice
moat with no northwest passage.
Just your voice howling across the distance
and my heart burning in my breast;
like Prometheus, I'm bringing fire
to your arctic kingdom, thawing permafrost
to find the beating heart no soul
has ever touched.
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Literature
The stains we carry
Atlas, bittersweet,
in your next life you were a phoenix
with wings of steel
and love can guarantee so much more
if only the meaning of dreams...
but, the river doesn't always sing;
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Sylvia
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Hello World! My name is Sylvia(Sylvia Lee when I'm in trouble ;)). I love the written word, animals, a classy shade of red lipstick, and punctuation. I also have a deep abiding love for Castle, Sherlock, Doctor Who and crocheting. I hope to travel the world someday and to never lose my sense of wonder.
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Hello my dear, dear Watchers!

How are you wonderful folks?

Things are pretty great on my end...but I haven't really written much in a looooooong time, and this is where you come in! My lovely, lovely Watchers, will you collaborate with me? Any of you? All of you? We can write anything from rhyming couplets to sonnets. Introduce me to your favourite form! I can do serious or silly. I'm open to anything. I'll try everything, at least twice(and then once more, seven years later, in case my tastes have changed! ;)) Shoot me a note and let's make beautiful poetry together. Or prose. I'm also up for prose.

OK, now that the shameless begging is over, guess who's adopting a second dog? That's right! Me! His name is Peanut! I pick him up tomorrow after supper and I'm so excited!!! Another furry child to add to the clan McCormick! I'm going to spoil him. And my sister's already in proud auntie mode(yes, we're those kind of dog and cat people. Between my brother and sister, I have three fur nieces, and I couldn't love human children more than I love them!)  :la:

*ahem* Oooookay, I think I've gushed enough for one day. I'm going to sign off now, but I look forward to hearing how your day, month, year, life is going! And hopefully, some of you will be interested in collaborating. :)

Hope you have an amazing day! I love all of you!

:heart:Sylvia

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MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for faving my artwork. I really appreciate your support :)
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beeswingblue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016   Writer
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Writer
Hi, Sylvia, thanks for :+fav:ing my prose pieces, "Trust Game" and "Light Particles Will Find Me." Sending love! :iconheartyellowplz:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Writer
Hi, Sylvia! Happy New Year, and thank you for :+fav:ing my choka, "Points of Reference." :iconheartdarkgreenplz:
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draecana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy New Year, Mel! Hope it's great from beginning to middle to end! :D
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harliequin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Emoji1 - Brows Thanks for adding my piece to your "Words Like Liquid" category :D I like that!
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GoldenTar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Chibi by Rejuch  
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Cherry-Oh-Sundae Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the watch and favorite! :heart:
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DespicableMe1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fav!
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harliequin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Added to my devWatch! 
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