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S t o i c
she sits with the words in her head
replaying their discordant tune
unrequited love realized
numb with the news
it doesn’t matter that she suspected
but by the passion she was confused
appetite nonexistent
tears suspended
iron willing them not to spill over
dammed behind her lashes
drowning her
excitement for the day turns to dread
rejection drains all colour away
her world just shades of grey

How can she be expected to forget
the verdant lush feel
of time and space shared
electrical storm intensity
breath held
w a i t i n g
for the moment
that they allow the spark to ignite
the fuse of desire thinly concealed
none of it matters
he is all logic over heart
leaving her on the killing fields
She stares at the wall motionlessly
seeing nothing at all
the windows in her eyes
shut tight
longing for reprieve
tender, wounded, fragile
h o t
with suppressed tears
she slips into the inky indigo void

P u l l e d
into consciousness reluctantly
she has transformed
not a caterpillar into a butterfly
n o
she is like the insect
trapped in amber
stone and hardness
replacing everything
was it Medusa and writhing snakes
she saw in her dreams
she lays ever so still
as if life has left her
each breathe hurts
pressing against
her bricked up heart
vowing to never again
let emotion slip
only hugs and smiles
the best of friends
who have made amends

‘I don’t care’
becomes her mantra
‘I don’t feel’
while on fire with the heat
from his touch
it lingers memory in reality
b u r n i n g
but like the moth to the flame
she cannot keep herself away
so she chants her mantra
enchanting herself into a trance
of numbness
the heroics of capturing her emotions
reigning them in cruelly
invisible to all she sees
She plays ‘fine’ and ‘great’
so very well her smile sincere
at least it appears
the stony steel of her eyes
a grave stone for loves premature
d e a t h
her heart’s laboured beating
a melancholic dirge
that won’t let her forget



Vancouver, Canada

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December 2009

Featured in Lifeline January 5 2010 – Thank you!

Featured in Poetry and Beautiful Women January 7 2010 – Thank you!

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