Sweet Rise & Smile

my
first cup
of coffee
is sweetened by
your good morning kiss
upon my smiling lips

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Little Bird Lesson


i met a crow today named Little Bird
who had a
damaged wing
21 years ago someone cared enough
to rescue him
from death
i stared into his black eyes
and he stared into my hazel ones
i recognised how similar
we were-
years ago someone cared
to rescue me from death
also

Little Bird Lesson:

broken things can still be loved

our abandoned story

our abandoned story
sits half written
in a journal on my
shelf among the silly things i’ve
collected –
it was supposed to be everything
i’d ever dreamed or wished for-
it was supposed to be my
happily ever after-
now it’s just another dusty book
i can’t bring myself to
open