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muddy

Her old goals weren’t cutting it any more, her values were shifting and her dreams were muddy and tarnished by reality…

» Posted By chantemcb On 01.13.2019 @ 7:18 pm

syndrome

she suffered from “hope springs eternal” syndrome
until she didn’t
until she finally realized that hope is not a strategy

» Posted By chantemcb On 01.03.2019 @ 8:20 am

weave

how to weave together so many disparate personalities into one cohesive fabric of humanity?

» Posted By chantemcb On 01.02.2019 @ 7:33 am

ornament

the peach colored pear ornaments glistened with fake snowflakes attached
they represented unattainable expensive things
and she craved them with the same passion hugh jackman had for singing and dancing

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.26.2018 @ 5:51 am

ringtone

She tried to sneak in, but the ringtone gave her away
Why hadn’t she remembered to turn off her cellphone?!
Now it was all for naught…

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.22.2018 @ 6:28 am

banking

she’d never expected to be in banking
she’d thought it would be like the Mary Popppins movies
crusty old men in grey suits
turns out, it was more than a cliche

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.20.2018 @ 7:06 am

occasional

she had more than the occasional doubt that she’d made the right choice
but she’d only seen the one option at the time
so what else could she have done?

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.14.2018 @ 4:44 am

espresso

eyes colored like espresso
cinnamon skin
he’d never seen anyone so beautiful

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.10.2018 @ 6:42 pm

builders

they were builders of brains
surgically removing the extraneous tissue and residual

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.08.2018 @ 6:38 am

fun

how had the fun-loving, fun-living girl reached this?
this state of curl-up-in-a-ball while wailing into her wine depression…

» Posted By chantemcb On 12.05.2018 @ 6:56 am

broke

I’ve spent most of my life being broke.
As a child, I never felt poor.
As a young adult, I traveled around the world on a dime – seeing the glorious colors of each continent.
Then I grew up and became a 1%er on paper. But charged it all.
I lost my job and the weight of those decisions weighed on me and my family like a glacier.
I earned what I could – which was about the same as I earned in college.
And the hill of debts grew into mountain range of strewn paper.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Now I’m earning a decent salary again.
Each payday, I wake up and pay my bills – trying to tunnel through the mountain with a teaspoon.
30 minutes and most of the wages are gone – towards the interest.
Reminding myself to have the patience of Andy DuFresne.
And to NEVER charge anything to a credit card.
You’ll spend your life paying for things you don’t remember.

» Posted By chantemcb On 11.15.2018 @ 5:01 am

flex

her cup overflowed with the bitter dregs of disappointment
she didn’t get the role..the recognition she craved
she’d have to flex her acting muscles
and face the jeering crowd

» Posted By chantemcb On 11.13.2018 @ 2:16 am

nightlight

The red and white Japanese lantern served as the nightlight for her dreams.
As she swam to sleep, she’d see the faint light illuminate her imagination…

» Posted By chantemcb On 11.10.2018 @ 8:49 am

skyline

the iridescent skyscraper filled skyline shimmed in the evening like fireflys electifying the dusk on a hot summer night

» Posted By chantemcb On 11.03.2018 @ 1:00 pm

wrong

i was wrong

there.

i said it.

i’m sorry i labeled you.

i’m sorry i was thoughtless.

i’m sorry i forgot how sensitive you are and shattered your heart. again.

i was wrong.

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.31.2018 @ 7:41 pm

bell

rrrrring
he heard the doorbell and panicked
was she here already?!
he hadn’t finished shaving…
or cleaning
or….

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.21.2018 @ 5:01 pm

the bell..
such a shockingly violent way to start the day
clangle, jangle, buzz
get yo’ ass up outta that bed
and get to work

it doesn’t feel live i’ve won the morning…

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.20.2018 @ 4:56 pm

illuminated

Yoga illuminated her thought.
It was a respite from all the “go go go” constant “gotta check off my to do list” busy-ness of life.
She could be in stillness & reconnect with her thoughts and feelings.
THIS is who I am – she thought….

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.19.2018 @ 4:57 am

offer

She offered him the best of herself…and he rebuffed her.
He didn’t explain why – kept it light, kept if “friend” ly
She died a thousand deaths

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.18.2018 @ 6:51 pm

gesture

He gestured wildly to her, yet didn’t say a word. His lips were pursed – partly surprised – and partly disgusted by what he saw: A severed hand emerging from leaf-covered mounds of dirt. Traces of blood splattered across the digits.

It was her first day as a police officer, and she froze. The training manual was much more clinical than the emotions that roiled her senses.

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.15.2018 @ 7:15 pm

purity

she sang with a purity that could only be described as angelic.
crystalline notes soar into the heavens,
causing God to raise her lips in a smile of appreciation

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.12.2018 @ 6:46 pm

nominee

What a shit show.

The marionette nominee was being paraded to distract the American people from the other issues that were stripping rights away from American Citizens as deliberately has a stripper performs a lapdance. Slow, intentional and with a deliberate focus.

» Posted By chantemcb On 10.05.2018 @ 3:47 am

circus

Her life was a circus

Red nosed clowns at work; top-hatted yoga teacher guiding her in the mornings on her mat

She felt like she was scrambling from one trapeze to the other (corporate warrior…peaceful warrior)- with no net

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.30.2018 @ 7:18 am

plot

Aha…the plot thickens!
he cried when he found the bright yellow paintbrush leaving smudges against a charcoal grey wall

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.24.2018 @ 6:07 pm

market

how to market this strange and profoundly brilliant new idea?…

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.23.2018 @ 3:40 pm

imbalance

imbalance is my life
reporters ask the rich and famous how they balance it all..
“They” achieve balance because they have excess $ to outsource icky tasks
as for the rest of us…we have to do it all…ourselves
there’s no balance in what we do
and there’s no balance in the wealth distribution

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.22.2018 @ 2:33 pm

logical

She lived like Spock – a life of logic
Devoid of the ability to understand or diagnose emotion
How does it feel?
Irrelevant
Or so she assumed…

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.20.2018 @ 2:34 am

handlebars

shiny, glistening silver
reflecting the world of possibilities in front of her
pink and white streamers bobbing acknowledging her past
sweet innocence

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.19.2018 @ 7:21 pm

squirrel

Toothy monsters.
Relentlessly chewing through our front porch.
Red Texas Pete strewn like bloodstains only stops the squirrel temporarily.

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.17.2018 @ 6:43 pm

ill

The thought of what she had to do made her ill.
Yet, it was the only way to remove the evidence…and keep them both safe.
So she took a few deep breaths,…

» Posted By chantemcb On 09.17.2018 @ 3:48 am

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