Wherever You Are

I love these Hollywood productions
with two people who were
always meant to be soul mates.
But what about people like us
people that were always meant
to break each other’s hearts?

In this confection of fiction
the heroes end up happily ever after
and I’m lying here wondering
if you’re awake wherever you are
listening to the echoes of my sighs and screams
calling from the shadows on your wall.

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Wherever You Are

Open Dialogue

The woman leaned toward me
and gave me a knowing look

“Dear, don’t you think that
lipstick is a little too dark
and off-putting?”

I smiled as sweetly as I could
through my Malbec red lips

“They said the same thing
about my personality…
but here we are.”

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Open Dialogue

Twilight Hour Tourist

Twilight Hour TouristMy footsteps sound different
when I walk through my
deserted neighbourhood
at 2am.

Under the halo of streetlights
and lazy falling snow
I wander slowly and serenely
but with intent.

I look at warm cozy homes
and I wonder if they’re really loving
or is that why the front of a house
is called a façade? 

It’s better to play pretend that
they are all with the ones they love
and I’m the only lost soul
wandering the streets tonight.

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Twilight Hour Tourist