Dizzy

Twist and turn Wobble like jelly Cocktails brewing and bubbling Sloshing in stomachs Blurring senses A throat laughs The world spinning The night endless The drink is a release A dream in a bottle Creating a better reality Creating a distraction From the shit going on outside the bar

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Ornament

I hang the final bobble on the tree, eyes shining like the hundreds of lights. The pine spins slowly on its pedestal, happy to be the center of attention. Happy to be celebrated and wanted in every household. I can’t even think of a year where we didn’t have a Christmas tree that touched the…

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Snow

I look up at the sky at a thousand falling specks, the cold dots sticking to my eyelashes and clothes. This is the first time I’ve truly seen snow. Sure I’ve seen it in movies but that’s not something you can touch. It’s not something you can form into a ball and feel the weight…

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Enchanted

I look down at the woman before me, her eyes closed. Her skin is a pale pink, her hair waves of gold as they rest on the pillow around her head. She has been like this for a few days, sound asleep and not moving a bit. At least, that’s what the fairies say. I…

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Husky

I watch all the bodies pass by me, jumping up against the glass and yelling to be seen. I feel like I’ve been doing this forever, watching my brothers and sisters get picked off one by one. Maybe I should feel scared or sad but… All these people are so exciting! Especially the little humans,…

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Build

I put down another block. Then another and another and another. Counting each out loud as they link together to form my best tower yet! The colors are something that I’m very proud of you know. I used green, red, purple, yellow, blue… Did I mention green? Oh and also orange!  I also put little…

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Mindless

I look down at my mother, hair silver, skin the texture of a crinkled bag. Today she is knitting, something she hasn’t done for weeks, her hands steady as she does each stitch. I smile a bit, moving to sit down in front of her. “Hey ma,” I say softly, hand going to rest on…

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