The Brick Wall

Today I see a brick wall Magnificent and cherry-red laid in layers of parallel cement lines It rises on all sides Cold and hard Towering and deep It is a house from the 1960’s with a wide porch and stately columns of white But it is not my house though I am bound  to it…

Even When

#VSS365, Prompt: EvenEven whendarkness shroudsall that I hope for,the warmth of your feetbeneath the sheetsslide to find mineat some ungodly hourand I’m reminded in the worst of timeswe still have each other


#VSS365, Prompt: shatterGrowing up is tedious—A vine smothered beneatha paved pathwayTrampledWe persistReaching through the cracks to besun-kissedand seenJust as we peekan ocean of feetStampedeand we stretch tall and surviveor shatter beneath it all


#VSS365, Prompt: TranslationalFrom the beginning,we had a translationaldilemmaYou said you loved me,I heard you’re leavingYou said trust,I heard lieYou begged me to stayso I grew wings to flyForever—you saidYou couldn’t have knownas soon as you wanted meIwasalreadygone


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