πŸͺ

Sharp

New teeth pierce upward

Emerging enamel hardens

Underneath the inflammation

Roots connect to the bone

Something is growing inside my skull

My voice has made her appearance 

Every night I gnaw on my thoughts

To numb the pain of coherence

That Was Very Rude

What was fragile and tenuous

has been annealed into armor

The idea that I’m allowed to say: “no thanks.”

Without explanations, negotiations, sidestepping, softening.

when the Worst happened

The fire of guilt consumed me

Then I stepped out on the other side

And I was not burned.

You can’t wish for thick skin

All you can do is wait

When thin skin gets rubbed the wrong way too many times

a callus will form.

bad for the planet:

me.

more packages 

special delivery

overflowing trash bin

it all gets hauled away weekly

bubbles in my new screen protector

finish the bottle of sake in the shower

The steam agitates my skin but soothes my soul

I am a walking waste of water .

21 thoughts on “monday night moods

      1. Ahhh it’s so hard to add explanations to posts! But, honestly your poems don’t need one! I like reading them on their own- no explanation! 😊😊😊

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  1. Okay, “bad for the planet” left me with my mouth ajar. I love what you did with all three poems, but that one is simply superb. There are so many quotables. Great work here, Liz!

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    1. Awww thank you.
      I think one of the curses of living in the Information Age is knowing all the side affects of our consumption. Ignorance would be bliss…
      But all we can do is our best.🧑

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  2. I definitely hear you on the β€œBad for the Planet,” Lizi! So much of this had been escalated during the pandemic too.

    I can relate most to β€œNo thanks!” One of the best things about getting older… and being, for better or for worse, a bit more calloused.

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    1. Yes, all the disposable masks and gloves that are necessary for our health but a problem for the environment…

      I’m also feeling guilty because since getting a puppy I’ve used way more paper towels, etc than ever before. Looking forward to this phase being over πŸ˜…

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!!

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