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Somewhere, Somehow

“Girl put your records on, tell me your favorite song, just go ahead, let your hair down. Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams, just go ahead, let your hair down. You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.” – Corrine Bailey Rae Put Your Records On  (2006)   My amazing stylist Kara Dodson,…

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What I Knew Was You

If what I knew was you, what do I know now? They say I’ll make it through, but I don’t know who with, when, or how. I’m living in this crazy place.  Living in this hazy space. I don’t know what I’ll do, as what I knew was you. Go on and take the rest…

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How Does My Garden Grow?

I’m growing a garden.  I’m not a gardener.  My non-green thumbs have papercuts. I didn’t plan spacing or grouping. I spent $496 at Sky Nursery from a garden budget I don’t have.  The dollars are now under organic soil, good for vegetables. I’ve bought X amount of tomato plants for a child with a limited…

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Maybe I Will Fly

Maybe I will fly away and leave the past all behind. Maybe I will try to stay and let the memories rule my mind.   Maybe I’ll do too much, or maybe I’ll just leave it all up to you. Maybe I’ll care too much, it’s better than having nothing else to do. Maybe I…

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Anxiety’s sometimes useful. Anxiety’s mostly abuse full. Anxiety’s always mine. Alyssa Castro 10-10-18

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Been Gone Way Too Long

Once there was a man, who had a little girl, and a marriage unplanned. He followed the rules of the land, but then he slipped, and he let go of her hand. The little girl, wore braids in her hair.  The little girl, held on to her bear. Now there stands a man, in front…

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When They Fell

Ask me how I felt, when they fell. Ask me to describe, the way that heat and tears melt away a thousand lives. It was hell on earth. I saw hell on earth, through my eyes. Ask me how I felt, when they fell. Ask me to describe, the sound of screams and shattered dreams,…

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Losing My Shit

A friend of mine told me today that she literally just made it home in time to get herself to the toilet.  “I thought I was going to poo my pants in my car,” she said.  (Me: Wait, what?)  “I thought I was going to…” Okay, yeah, wow.  Oh my.  Earlier today, my other friend…

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