Brains and Pancakes

Brains and Pancakes

Painkiller zombies Fight against the current Of their syrup-addled brains With the best of intentions And poor execution. Their synapses stuck In the quagmire Of unfinished thought And moving their limbs Against time and space. Flustered and impatient But oh so tired. Who can blame them With pancakes for...

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Undertow

Undertow

Relationships, For all their good intentions, Will leave you wanting, sometimes. Ultimately, They will drain you in some unavoidable way Like the rip tide at the beach- You can’t see it Until it pulls you under. And love is like that. So you try to stand guard, Let others Know where you are. Try not to venture past the net. But it’s so tempting, And try as you might, You just can’t stop yourself. And sometimes you drown. That beautiful thing Only looked perfect from far away. What you thought was a rock, Some semblance of strength, Was actually just a clump Of seaweed and dead fishes And bird shit But it took you a while to notice Because the sun was in your eyes. And you wasted your time. So you swim back to shore. Dry out, get a tan, Get your shit together, And...

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Felicity

Felicity

There’s something about The lake. Something about Crossing the state line It’s cleansing. 49 days [sober] Into my new life And I finally Feel peace. I will always be A work-in-progress I will always need To improve. And contentment Doesn’t mean Settling for less. Accepting your faults Doesn’t mean You can’t change. You can be happy And incomplete. Serene, And healing. Felicity is possible Without perfection. I can love myself For and despite my flaws And still get better. There’s no need for abuse Any longer. There is no call For anything other Than love. Guilt and shame No longer run my life. My failures don’t define me. Neither do my successes. I am more than a list Of boxes to check. I am more than the sum Of my experiences. More than the unmet needs Of my...

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