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Code Purple: 2015

That’s a wrap.  I made it through an entire month of writing a poem in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month every single day.  It was grueling, exhausting, insightful, healing, and full of dark and light places.  Here is a … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Thirty One

Leaving is rarely the end. Take the time to piece yourself back together, because you will need everything you are to survive. Gather your family. Reach out to friends you’ve lost. Build a storm to surround you, and then strike … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Thirty

You are the anti-poem. A dying light in the backseat of my soul. The tundra– cold and unmoving. A mirror showing the true nature of words. Everything you said I was. ©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights Reserved

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Nine

Power is the name of love to a madman. Beyond selfish. Beyond control. He is no more caring than he is destructive. There is no reason he will not defy with sick logic. He will insist on being right. He … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Eight

I am drifting into that space where things I once recognized lose continuity. I am formed by opinion, perceived by judgment. Where, then? I am losing shape, becoming more of what others fail to see. Do not give up on … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Seven

In the rain, I feel hidden. Enveloped in a blanket of grey. The streets are safe again, and every face is a stranger. I can walk anywhere and never fear being caught in a web of past transgressions. I am … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Five

I walk between dream and day, not always knowing where I am. I awake with the same dream in my heart, but repeatedly, and I am lost in daylight. How much longer is this night? ©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Four

Breathe in– let the good find you. Every moment gives us a chance to start again. Every day gives us a chance to live again. Breathe out– let the bad release you. This world can not take away your legacy. … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Three

This dream was new. It was the nearest I’ve come to returning to you. Somehow I knew that you were here. The hotel room was in my name, and so they gave me a key at the front desk so … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Twenty Two

The struggle in my chest follows me into the night, and I am left with bolted doors for joints and locked windows for skin– the pain of having known you planted firmly in my heart. ©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights … Continue reading

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