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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 Six

Resilience– it is the ultimate achievement for hurting souls with nothing much to guide them. Despite the odds, I have seen this transformation in the most unlikely of faces. Sometimes, a single gesture of kindness can recover a lifetime of … 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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Code Purple: Day Twenty

Highway lines dashed the night, two lanes crossed into reflectors, taming the fire in your throat, dulling the threat to a whisper. I always longed for our silence. There, I was innocent again, free of blame and whole again. In … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Nineteen

One knock on the door. Two swift paces across old wood floors. Three sharp breaths, drawn between hurting ribs. Four seconds that felt like a lifetime of suffering. Five years a child, lost to you forever in a single knock … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Eighteen

I do all of the things now that I did before, except I am not her, and none of it is the same. To me, this is sad because she was young, free, and open. She could love with selfish … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Seventeen

I faked home in times of need– When you shook the floorboards, I played house, I played the wife, and I made the bed neatly after you woke. When I was pregnant, your smoke burnt my act, I coughed up … Continue reading

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