Gatsby

If my heart could speak

If my heart could speak Oh the things it might say If my heart had eyes It would look at you at every chance And get lost every time it looked into your eyes If my heart could laugh It would laugh at your constant clumsiness If my heart could dream It would dream of […]

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Roadkill

Poor little raccoon Your body strewn across the road Many pass your body ignoring the life that has been extinguished Car after car passes without stopping to mourn Then an ignorant driver rolls over your corpse He curses at the inconvenience you have caused him Even in death you still have an impact on this […]

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The Bridge

The philosopher Kierkegaard once wrote that when you stand on a ledge and look down the feeling of dizziness is not only due to a fear of falling but it is also caused by the fact that you have the freedom to choose to go over the ledge at any time.  And now I am […]

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Christmas Tree

The green giant towers in the corner of the living room Mom brings the boxes of decorations from the attic The kids rush to help First the lights are wrapped around the tree Starting from the bottom they slither around the tree all the way to the top Next, red spheres are spread throughout he […]

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My Enemy

It had been haunting me all week. It seemed that wherever I went there it was. It would torture me with its presence. It was always there just beyond my reach, watching me from a corner. It never did anything to me and yet it was constantly threatening me. And now it was dead and […]

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The Drive

Open the door Slide in Gently close the door Slip on the seat belt over my lap Put the key in the ignition Turn it forward The engine roars awake Vapors exit the exhaust And she settles down Check the gauges Check the mirrors Ready to go Put in reverse Back up Shift back into […]

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Bloody Hands

I wake up with a pounding headache.  The last thing I remember is someone buying me a shot at the bar.  It was only my second drink of the night but I must have gone crazy because I don’t remember what happened after that.  I slowly open my eyes and look around.  I am not […]

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