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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 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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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Thirty One

The Speed of my Fucking Inability Fuck this…. Scrape it from my blood. Capillary shrine of cell tissue heart, beating cinder blocks and tufts of wrapping paper sawed off from a tear brewing on the chin from the paperback sadist … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Thirty

I cannot pretend that we are ok. Your presence alone creates a noticeable tension, A cause and effect, An action and equal reaction To the density of the air about you. The way we bend like willows to your winds, … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Twenty Nine

I live alone. When the floorboards creak, I know this sounds softly into others ears… And yet, I live alone. There is a table for four. I eat there, I drink there. From there I gaze sweetly at my loved … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Twenty Eight

I have lost all of my good poetry to you. You just love to take, take, and take because the water in your heart has long evaporated… You are damned to pluck fresh flowers from every beautiful woman’s grave disheveled … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Twenty Seven

I cannot write. I cannot do the things the laundry begs of me. My son was barely asleep at midnight, fitful and scared. Finally, a quiet overcame him. I took this time to read and remember the day as it … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Twenty Six

Invalid, indecisive results. His words are plagued with lies, whichever way you look at it. (Let’s all feel sorry for the delusional hero who woke up one day, in his sadness, to find himself alone and unkempt. No mountains and … Continue reading

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DVAM Code-Purple: Day Twenty Five

I thought that, by now, we would have saved our own skin. Taught the men that we are not for consumption. I had thought by now we would have been forgiven for the sins that we did not commit. What … Continue reading

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