• Mara commented on the post, shock 2 years, 6 months ago

    Shock is a bad word to use. It’s a nothing word. A word that can only mean something to you if you’re in the thick of it. You can’t feel shock by reading it. You can’t feel shock by saying it. You can only feel it when you’re down on your knees, waist deep in it. You can only feel it if it’s taken your heart out of your chest.

  • Emily commented on the post, boyfriend 4 years, 10 months ago

    My first boyfriend was such a disappointment I no longer list him when I tell people about my previous relationships. My second was quite suave, but also pretty full of himself, although it took me two years to realize that and get over him. My third was the best one yet, which scares me, because I’m afraid I’ll never do better. Here’s hoping that…[Read more]

  • Mara commented on the post, wilderness 5 years, 6 months ago

    there’s nothing wild about the word wilderness; an absence of that strong vowel sound has ripped the word of its savagery. wilderness beckons. you hear it and you’re standing at the foot of a forest, and you are not afraid.

  • Mara commented on the post, strike 5 years, 7 months ago

    Strike like snakes bearing their white fangs, gleaming beneath the sun.
    Strike – I was never struck. I was never bitten, never beaten. I was thrown out of cars and pushed against walls, but never struck.
    Strike – picket against the feeling that’s been tearing you apart inside. Refuse to leave until it puts on its shoes and the door hits its…[Read more]

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  • Mara commented on the post, defined 5 years, 9 months ago

    I talked about morals with a friend today, and about how Rahab lied to protect others. She was praised, but the Bible still says lying is wrong.
    I talked about psychology and religion with you today. We talked about the phenomenological perspective – how things exist because they exist in the minds of people. Is that defined enough?
    I thought…[Read more]

  • Mara commented on the post, firearm 5 years, 10 months ago

    Firearm. Arms made of fire. You could touch me and I’d combust. And that’s not what that means, firearms are weapons of anger. But I think if you shot me, all I’d feel would be love. Love, love, bleeding red, and I’m staring up at your face like you’ve freed me from something.
    Firearm. Arms made of fire. You could hold me and I could fall…[Read more]

  • Mara commented on the post, bourbon 5 years, 10 months ago

    I imagine the taste of bourbon, how it would sting my virgin lips. I imagine what you tasted like after a shot of whiskey in my name. I have drank alcohol, but nothing is as heady as your slurring words.

  • Emily commented on the post, flee 6 years, 5 months ago

    Run. Run from the memories you thought you left far behind. Run from the pain, the emotions, the conflict and feeling behind every moment. You couldn’t handle it then, what makes you think you’re any better now?

  • Emily commented on the post, decompose 6 years, 5 months ago

    Roderich tore up the paper and groaned in frustration.
    “I just don’t understand it! Who does that idiot think he is, forcing me to write an entire musical score in just five days?! Any half witted simpleton you encounter walking down the street knows you can’t force art!”
    Walking into the room and yet another of the overworked Austrian’s…[Read more]

  • Emily commented on the post, magenta 6 years, 7 months ago

    Magenta reminds me of a sunset flashing brilliant colors, burning itself out as it slowly dies beneath the horizon, waiting to be reborn in a phoenix’s ball of passion and color each new day. Magenta is the color of May flowers after April showers. Magenta is purple with spice. Magenta is beautiful. Magenta is one of the colors you’re dying to…[Read more]

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  • Emily commented on the post, pressed 8 years, 1 month ago

    A woman ironing a shirt, the pressure builds, the heat increases, intense heat. She is alone in her new apartment, thinking about the day as she completes her daily chores (although ironing is merely a weekly chore). Boxes lay unpacked, scattered about the miniature domicile, seemingly as small as a dollhouse, the walls closing in, […]

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  • Emily posted an update 8 years, 3 months ago

    You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head. – Uncle Kraker :)

  • Emily posted an update in the group Group logo of PoetryPoetry: 8 years, 3 months ago

    And something about
    The morning light.

  • Emily posted an update in the group Group logo of PoetryPoetry: 8 years, 3 months ago

    A single page
    A single tear
    A single thing
    To which I adhere.
    What are his reasons?
    When will I understand?
    Why couldn’t we both go
    Hand in hand?
    His fading scent
    still graces the note
    I press my face to it.
    Do I dare hope?
    Someday, my prince will come
    I want to stab that perfect girl.
    Screw Disney, what about real life?
    True love is nothing in…[Read more]