snow walk

the winter is too cold
it makes my thoughts turn to ice
and frost, i stare at the bleak
white blanket stretching across
dead earth, wondering why
i often felt lost and why
i couldn’t seem to lose what hurt

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: atmospheric

a perfect mud

no one ever talks
about the grief and blood
of heartbreak, loneliness,
and existence left
dark and covered in ash,
after war or violence;
but everyone walks – no runs,
when that grief or blood
becomes the perfect mud
to craft arrows to cast at
politicians, we care less
about pain,
and focus more on the
cruelest way to judge

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: mushroom

cracked

he bought a dozen eggs
all cracked by the time
he arrived home
he threw out the shells and slime
he ate mac and cheese all alone
sun shined through the windows
making the shadows of window blinds
look like stacked up dusty bones
he threw out a lot of time
left with unfinished letters and dial tones

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: egg

icy hands

sometimes in a cold apartment
i look down at my icy hands
as they stand above
cutting boards, poised,
i then make the choice to cut
vegetables and throw them
into frying pans, i’m
still looking down at my icy hands
haunted by the chill in the air,
how i am the only one there,
the only person with the
only human shadow in the room,
i want another to be there,
someone who will take
the cold out of the air

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: simmer

wells no longer wishing

it’s a dark time in the head
when shadows creep
out of their graves from
thoughts long buried
in frost and snow, and then
something grows and grows
until it weighs heavy on
the heart, the heart slows
heart and mind torn apart
for reasons they often
never share or never tell,
it’s a dark time in your head
when wells no longer have
any wishes to tell
it’s a dark time in your head
when all you have to tell
can’t even be spelled out
or crafted into art,
it’s a dark time in your head
when your world is empty,
neither whole or falling apart

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: ghoulish