In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Got Played

Played? How can that be since I don’t do games? My love is real Did everything my mama said I should do. Men like good girls so I played nice I smiled sweetly and batted my lashes “Thank you, ” I said demurely when he opened the car door for me; I gushed when he […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Way Back Home

 Marissa lay, her head so heavy with torment, she could barely lift it off the pillow. Beside her Malcolm slept, snoring so loudly the sheets vibrated. Apparently, he didn’t possess the same cares as she. And why would he since he so effectively dumped them all on her.  Too many of Marissa’s nights were like […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Phones in Bed

On the far side of the bed you scroll through your phone with a thin grin curled up on your mouth. The same mouth that used to talk to me about everything; The same smile I caught watching me while I slept; The same one that watched me undress. Your screen, very bright on your […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Your Ride-or-Die B–

If I knew then what I know now things could be different but I know it’d be the same Cuz you’ve always been an unquenchable fire and a consuming flame. * You are my crazed obsession that brings me to my knees; though it might kill me I don’t want a cure for this disease. […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Damn You Timmy!!

My heart is a turbulent sea; Waves of emotions wash over me. One moment I’m happy and without a care, Next moment I’m sad and full of despair. I go from being filled with love and possibilities To being consumed with rage, hate, and hostility. ** I hate that I have no control over me, […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Mama Jones

The family had been torn apart by tragedy and later the lottery win of the matriarch. One would think that a loving mother who just won a sizable fortune would be able to bring everybody together again. Mama Jones was rich and tired, and she was losing the tug-of-war. There was a moment when she […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Well

I’m a deep, deep, well; Toss in Your secrets Your dreams Your cares. Can’t make all your wishes come true But when you need me I’m there. I’m a deep, deep well So full of you How much left is me? I feel what you feel, I see what you see. This deep, deep well […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Baby Daddy

We broke up right after the baby was born. I’m not sure who broke up with who. We might’ve just agreed at the same time, but for different reasons. He probably broke up with me because he didn’t want the responsibility of being a dad. Any other time he would’ve been fighting for our relationship […]

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Short stories/Poetry

What I Need

Don’t need you to love me like I love you; Just don’t make me hate you. Let my eyes drink in the sight of you. My heart skips a beat when you’re near, Two when you’re not. Hold me tightly in your embrace And make me believe I’m the only one. If there is another, […]

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