Apples

I was one half

of a whole Apple

dangling on a branch

 

Till you cut yourself free

my friends poured Lemon Juice

to stop the rot

too late

 

I browned beneath

acid burning my eyes

turning the years stale

twisting against what had been

 

My seeds fell to earth

burrowing into fertile soil

my roots sprouting wings

leaves stretching forth

 

A whole tree is born

where my apple once was

your scar remains

but consumed and lost forever more

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Sand

Slipping through my fingers

Its tiny white flecks

Clinging to cracks

Dust papering my skin

I can’t stop the coloring

Anymore than I can halt time

If only it didn’t cling

If only it could be released

Picos

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The mountains climb up

Unexpected grey jagged edges

Jagged little pill in my ear

Swallows diving, dancing

The gruff tanned Spaniards weary eyes

Barbers cut throat razors

A distant memory elsewhere

 

My heart heals

The hole dissipates

In the trickles of water

The giggles of young women

And limitless fresh air

 

The doe eyed cows

The bright greetings of old friends in local cafe bars

Nursing small coffees over cards

Giggles over bad photos

Life returns on

And I return home

A little less damaged, a little more whole

Damage

Damage

You ripped me apart

Blamed me for your aches

Attacked me for what I gave just to you

 

Rejected, attempting to find my legs

You ripped them out from under me

Telling me you’d moved on

 

Whilst I watched from the horizon

Unsure where to rest my head

You thrust her things into my home

Let her take my things

 

Salt was just in the wound

Unclear what I did

To deserve all this

 

Was I lower than a dog

That you felt the need

To make me your bitch

 

Karma tells me she’ll come

And then you’ll understand

What you did to me

New World

Clouds are lined with pink

Hearts are warmed by sunlight

Hope burns bright in the air

My life is born today

Energy once lost fills my bones

Life pumps in my muscles

Divinity clears my head

Giving peace to my chatter

Journeys beginning and ending in a moment

Life burning bright, with you holding my heart

My world expands out

To reach places previously silent

Now my world is brimming

With flavors anew

Some exquisite, some off putting

But all form a mosaic

Of what a beautiful new world I’m in