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Poetry

Defining Moments

I’ve had a few of those in my life When the sludge clears The swirling thoughts That have dominated That I’ve wrestled with That I try and work through But can’t Because I’m trying to override then push them In a direction Which I think is Right, proper, what I’m …

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Splinters

The splinters you left under my skin Have become infected by your words Sticking plaster won’t help Excision? Cut them out Toss them in the toxic materials bin? Or slash them open Letting the wounds drain Then probe them With tiny tweezers Searching for the root cause And removing those …

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Poetry

POP

Drugs and wine Tears and sleep When your guts have been screaming At you So loud. Somethings wrong Somethings wrong Somethings wrong But the answers That float tantalizingly close In little colourful bubbles Ready to Settle on your hand Settle in your head Settle on your heart Always POP Before …

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Slice

Sharp words darting, no precision. Penetrating the walls The chairs The bed And arms, legs, stomach, mind, heart And mouth Not intending to wound, but they do. The walls start to crumble as they become weaker And the floor disintegrates beneath our feet. And then … Silence. The paralysis of …

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Leave it be

Too much Too much Too much Synapses crackling constantly Criticism Questions Accusations The text tone on my phone So many times a day Anxiety springs when I hear it I don’t have the time Or the energy For this shit Anymore The internal dialogue: No I won’t answer that one …

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Altered states

Buddha Holding a lotus flower Nestled among my plants A wine offering Tobacco incense Sun Loud music Masturbation I go somewhere else To my own nirvana Where tension Doesn’t exist Stress disappears It’s purely pleasure Peace Music Wine cigarettes And sun Those moments Altered states Heal – Judi Reed, 2014

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