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Posts tagged ‘Reflections 2015’

moving to be still

i’ll go for a walk or jog or run
i’ll do anything with movement
to still my mind, to give myself a bit of time
with each step, my shoes will stamp a little bit of
anxiety or sadness into the pavement for another person Read more

my thoughts settle into the cocoa

I could take you anywhere,
If I decided to venture
Outside of my door,
I could tell you anything,
If I rose from my sleep,
Where I’m curled up on the floor
My blanket a milky fog,
Lounging like a fluffy cat across the keyboard
My pillow a flattened marshmallow,
Gnawed on by hot chocolate
Half of my face illuminated by the light
Spying in on me through the
Threads of curtains pressed against the
Lanky windows, creaking like
Accordions in the wind

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Thank you for reading this poem from
Reflections 2015, A Poetry Collection of Written Works by Tiny Fawns
This is a poetry compilation project featuring previously written content that I will share during periods of time when I am not available to provide daily updates. All poems from this collection were scheduled a week in advance. All comments, questions, and ping backs will receive a response once I return.

december, melting

December is impatient, slowly popping her knuckles
Crunching like snow under my heels and toes
Her fingertips pushing my hair away from my face
I slipped on ice, I look up to where
She stood in the sky, balanced across a tight line rope Read more

roadkill and the ghost of a dead horse beaten

I’m not some shit car
For you to drive around
Run red lights and park sloppily
Over the lines, fuck your rolling stops
The brakes really aren’t that difficult to find
Quit trying to drive me straight down winding roads
And stop jumping lanes when no one else is around
There is no one left to impress
They departed after your failed first impression
Quit chasing the yellow lines on the ground
Faster than the limits, too hasty, running over
Words of roadkill,
Burning the hide of your wheels
Stealing fresh air from my nostrils
Leaving me only to feel disgusted
As the dead horse rolls over in its grave,
Annoyed that once again it’s being tripped over again
When will this conversation ever end
I quietly reflect in my reflection in the rearview mirror
Objects are larger than they appear
I hope you remember that of your own self-involvement
I think with a sneer

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Thank you for reading this poem from
Reflections 2015, A Poetry Collection of Written Works by Tiny Fawns
This is a poetry compilation project featuring previously written content that I will share during periods of time when I am not available to provide daily updates. All poems from this collection were scheduled a week in advance. All comments, questions, and ping backs will receive a response once I return.

yellow eyes and a dead battery

You rose your arms
Blinking your yellow eyes
Flashing like bicycle reflectors
In the moons of my eyes
Spooky words rise from your throat
And my heart rumbles
Thunder in my chest
Cursed by your charms and blessed
With one last heavy breath before I
Crumple up in a fetal position, a crushed
Soda can on the sidewalk, you downed me in three drinks
Now you’re up all night watching frightening horror films
With shirtless girls screaming in showers and
Youthful college men making out before getting a hook through their chins
Hanging out in trees, just moments after their final high fives
I think I can still hear them whispering their last words as the breeze
Traces their lips and skips haughtily across the windshields of their
Cars, lights still turned on, the battery dying, doors ajar

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Thank you for reading this poem from
Reflections 2015, A Poetry Collection of Written Works by Tiny Fawns
This is a poetry compilation project featuring previously written content that I will share during periods of time when I am not available to provide daily updates. All poems from this collection were scheduled a week in advance. All comments, questions, and ping backs will receive a response once I return.

outlines of me

i was some sort of design for your album collection
so you entered the store, walked down the school supplies aisle
picked up and purchased a tub of sidewalk chalk
and then you outlined me, onto the pavement, your dusty Van Gogh,
and then the rain washed me away but you remembered exactly
just the amount of me that you needed
which was nothing more than the edges of a silhouette
you outlined the outlines of the outlines of me
recreating me to scale, measured by your interpretations and desires
i was upset, tired, what could i say, when you were looking at your sculpture of me
you pushed me to the back of the bookcase for no one to read or see
you skillfully sketched my outline, nothing more than a shadow
my heart, lungs, and face; vanished without a single trace
from your crumbling chalk and pens, i know all too well how this goes and ends
so before you completely throw me away,
I’ll be the one who brings on the rain and washes away your artworks in the dust
that grows duller and dimmer in the outline of the sunset shadows.
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Thank you for reading this poem from
Reflections 2015, A Poetry Collection of Written Works by Tiny Fawns
This is a poetry compilation project featuring previously written content that I will share during periods of time when I am not available to provide daily updates. All poems from this collection were scheduled a week in advance. All comments, questions, and ping backs will receive a response once I return.

leaves and stars

i could hold the leaf up to the sunlight and spy
through its thinning color and brittle skin
thousands and thousands of vessels within

i walk through the shallow end of fallen leaves
clutching a stack of them on the end of my rake
holding them up like a slice of cake

before pushing them into the mouth of a fire
they sparkle and sputter hot stars everywhere
dancing and smoking across the air

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Thank you for reading this poem from
Reflections 2015, A Poetry Collection of Written Works by Tiny Fawns
This is a poetry compilation project featuring previously written content that I will share during periods of time when I am not available to provide daily updates. All poems from this collection were scheduled a week in advance. All comments, questions, and ping backs will receive a response once I return.