you knocked (a December chill)

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you knocked
faintly on my door
whispering truths that would be lies
between the cracks
in the wood
truths with no bounds
you fumbled on the lock
trying again and again
the key that used to work
it was the only key
until your façade began to fade
reverting back to the negative
which cannot be hidden in the darkness
your secrets unbound all at once
a door slammed shut on your face
bolted down
the knocks grew louder
as my heart throbbed it fought
wanting to find a place for you
but my mind
told me it was a trick
just some silly street magic
so I blocked it out
for as long as possible
until my heart gave way
and I found the strength to open the door
but you were gone
and left in your place
was the bitter cold
a December chill


the sun

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the sun
is an angel

radiating our souls from its touch on our skin
its warmth building and kindling
the fire that lights our eyes

it has followed us since birth
pushing us down this flower lined path we are now on
looking into your icy blue eyes only feed the fire

as our hands touch for the first time
an even larger fire ignites
one that cannot be stopped or put out by even the harshest of rains

the sun
has led me to you

P.S. I have been slacking at writing lately, too busy having fun in the sun, but I’ll try to start posting more frequently again.

I watched the sun disappear

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I watched the sun disappear

fade behind a whispering sheet of black


the sun had touched my soul

begun to melt the shields that protected it

exhausting from me the strength that held them


in the quiet blackness

those shields tried to mend

creating rough layers over what was already there

any transparency fading quickly behind


but the rains came quickly

droplets eased through the cracks

and pounding hail quickly followed

the new shields

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do nothing more than reopen the freshly healed wounds


my mind no longer has control

they say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

and as my heart works to repair the damage

my soul knows this is true


one day

the sun will come back

its light will cut through the black that I see

its heat will dry the water that has pooled around me

and my shields will retreat only when they know it is safe

when you went away the world got darker

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when you went away the world got darker

a sheet of gray draped in your place

my heart frozen

a future without you seemed dreadful


it went on that way for months

whenever I looked you were gone

at times I caught you lingering

but you were too far away


your warmth couldn’t reach me

the coldness in my heart

spread to the tips of my fingers and toes

spreading to the world around me


the ground became colder with each step

or so it seemed

clouds came and went

but no matter how bright the world got


the warmth I so longed for couldn’t be found


but one day you came back

I could not only see you

but feel you as well

your warmth radiated inside my soul


melted the ice that had held me in place

brought me back to life


and I realized that our lives go in cycles


people come and go

just as the seasons come and go

just as life comes and go


but we can’t keep wondering

about the whens hows and what ifs

we must make of life what we can

and let the warmth of those around us radiate inside our souls