you always do

you won’t cut my throat
or shoot me in the back
strangle me
or put poison in my apple jacks
but you’ll convince
that you’re everything I need
and like NYC I’ll never sleep
because my heart will be lost in you
and then you’ll run away like you always do

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worn out threads

when you get to close
i breathe less
nerves titter and jeer
stuck in neutral
should switch gears
hanging on by
worn out threads
but i won’t lose my grip

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two eternities

because i’m here to
stay, born to be
close enough to weigh in
close enough to fill in
close enough to be in
involved despite my apathy
hold my hand and i’ll keep
you afloat
until we’re split after two eternities

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  • 1 day ago
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hoping you might

too real to feel
another 
beating heart
next to mine
syncing 
but i’m resisting
hoping you might
fight for me

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  • 1 day ago
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hand over my best

sometimes we forget
Jesus was a pragmatist
not some hypocritical
religious fanatic
when He saw a need
think Jesus had to pray
before he filled someone’s
empty cup on Sunday?
why do we sit around
praying for issues
that we already have
all the clues?
I wish I knew
maybe next time someone
asks for something I possess
I’ll just hand over my best

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  • 1 day ago
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not a smidgen

We have everything
Not a smidgen
Or even a lot
The sum total
Of each life component
Abundant love
Unmatched patience
An eagerness to learn
The rhythms of each other’s hearts
Oh the joy that strengthens us
Presently as we skip pleasantries
Grasping desperately
At every unchecked moment
Seizing what we please together
Content.

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  • 3 days ago
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for two eternities

my heart felt like fire
and i knew i should try
for a while,
the longest kind
and he was the freshest
air i’d ever breathe
so i wanted to keep him close
for two eternities

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  • 3 days ago
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Days pass by

I wait patiently
As the days pass by
Anticipating the small
Delight that you’ll bring me
Lighting up the smile
You’ve painted on my otherwise
Serious face
But when you finally
Come to me, I’m tired
And I can’t tell you
How you’re everything
I need

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  • 1 week ago
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And I choke

Pressure headaches remind me
You’re off, somewhere distant
And conversations where I
Hold your hand, or touch your bicep
Are a luxury
I want to be close but fear cripples
My entrails, and I choke
Hoping that you’ll read my mind
But you can’t, and I’m stuck
Waiting
For the moment to pass

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  • 1 week ago
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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thatkindofwoman)

Yep

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  • 2 weeks ago
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A new sign

Searched
For a new sign that
You were him
And I looked around
In every nook and cranny
Not a single hint
Just nothing

Then I realized you had been
The one sustaining me
Writing me your poetry secretly
Praying for me incessantly

Filled with life you’ve spoken into me
Signs are everywhere, you’re all I see

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  • 2 weeks ago
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You cannot fix the problem by using the same methods you used to have the problem in the first place

Anonymous or maybe it was Steve Harvey
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  • 2 weeks ago
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All my life, I have been in love with the sky. Even when everything was falling apart around me, the sky was always there for me.

Yoko Ono (via thatkindofwoman)
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1. Listening is one of the most important skills that anyone can have. That’s a very Virgin trait. Listening enables us to learn from each other, from the marketplace, and from the mistake that must be made in order to get anywhere that is original and disruptive. I learn so much from guests and employees that way.

2. Learn: Learning and leadership go together. Too much credit goes to me for what we have achieved at Virgin but the successes happen from working and learning with some of the world’s most inspiring and inspired people.


3. Laughter: My number one rule in business, and in life, is to enjoy what you do. Running a business involves long hours and hard decisions; if you don’t have the passion to keep you going, your business will more than likely fail. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, then you shouldn’t be doing it.

Richard Branson 
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  • 3 weeks ago
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