Kansas City, United States

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet,...

Recent Heartbreak

black-magic woman

before your selfish / fingers had jammed / themselves into my aorta, / i would’ve walked / right past him


this delicious fire / feels so much sweeter / than….


his tongue dripped with silence


these remnants of you / reach far beyond what / ever was of us

ashes to ashes

little pieces flicker off…


the demons that call don’t like to be ignored
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a fable of heaven and hell, or something like it

she felt a scream bubble inside of her heart

the way music can lose its shape

so with numb fingers and / and the curtain falling to the floor / I say we have played this song long enough
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leaving winter behind

‘the past is the past’, so you say

cutting the ropes from the fall

so I wound a rope around time / thick and plaited / then double knotted it with my soul

straight, with salt and a lime

I keep these days / you have left me / in a bottle of cuervo

the never ending dash

my heart has been running for some time


and I wonder why / the birds don’t hear / the noise in my heart

turning whiskey into nothing

there is a comfort / in talking to you / a warmth I still feel / despite my own misery


i am thankful for you / (in a way)


you once told me / that regardless of our love / mother river / always changes her course / leaving a trail of destruction / to create a ne…
it's not just that it ended, it's that it was so easy for you to let me go by ShadowDancer

fragments of a former love fool

your love came with a knife


insert your f***ing knife / across the yielding skin / of my forehead

contact (without my heart)

(my heart laid out on an empty page)


your voice cracks on my skin and / implodes into 10,000 watts


get out of my head

fall from grace

Have you ever heard the sound of a leaf when it falls from a tree in solitude?
i'm already gone by ShadowDancer i am fire.. you will burn by ShadowDancer


My favorite moments / are when I watch you sleep

The Secret River

I don’t want to be / some silly leftover romance / that started like a nuclear bomb / and ended without a whisper
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The Divine and Unbearable Celestial Love Affair

She lay quietly, glistening, / the stars of her skin twinkle as his fingers pass / and he wonders what universe her mind is in / as he feel…

Journey of Forgotten Flesh

You left in a storm and left me alone / to nurse myself back to health / amongst the shattered earth / and slices of forgotten flesh.


I met him long ago / needing someone / to dream of when bored

photo boxes and red leather shoes

your entire life / reduced down to small flashes / kept in a box

boiling point

I cast off and let myself go / swimming in the currents / of the ocean you sent me to

Don’t tell me lies

But you, with your heart on your sleeve / and a child in your eyes,
i can still taste the blue water on my lips where i last saw you by ShadowDancer


I loved it as a girl, / it was a game / to get this feeling


but it continues to grow colder / as we / come apart at more than mere / fingers

you say goodnight

the hurt / p u l l s at me / when we get in bed / and you roll over

Of Men Behind Me

I’m pulling down my jeans, when he says, / “I’m behind you,” / and suddenly a rage comes / of men behind me:


This passion that sweeps fire across my breast / It chokes within me / I cannot speak.


It ended as it had begun / with an agonized scream of unfulfilled need / and bitter accusations.

From Fantasy to Reality

“I love you,” he said / and drew lines / in the sand of his emotions

A Heart’s Whisper

Stagnant noise extends the reality of the distance between them. His large hands clutch the phone….

Shadow of Shame

there was nothing / in your kiss / in your smile / in your laughter / that belied / your intentions

Memory of You

But the bird of my heart will not sleep. / Still he sings… hush, bird.
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