The Casa

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Finding home
I’m finding a home
Without odour
Without nuisance
Finding somewhere
To be my home
A few pairs of worn shoes
A whole backpack of melancholy
I hug myself
So cold, so warm
I dry my tears
Helpless then back to fearless
Finding home
Searching the world
Somewhere I’m cherished
Somewhere I’m the priority
Finding a place
To be my home
Volumes of heart-to-heart journals
An overwhelming number of snapshots
I searched the world
For years on my own
I’m my home
So I thought

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The Adjustment

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Love is letting go
Simply agree, no is a no
Love is giving up control
What we had goes on yes I know

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The Orchid Girl

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I stroll along her face with my thumb
I feel
I touch
Her eyes
So delicate
Her face
Never fades
I can no longer hear her voice
I close the door
I clear my mind
No, all I can hear is still
The drizzling rain
Her hair does not move a bit
But I fear she’d feel chilly in such wind
I hold her close
Next to my heart
I lower my head
And again try to have some sleep

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The Hostess

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Come inside
Welcome to my mess
Make yourself home
You know I never know best
Stroll across
Tiptoe through
Enter the core
Recover my soul
But don’t
If you can’t make it to the end
Don’t
Even
Knock

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The Strange

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She didn’t say a word
Snaps
Disdain
She didn’t utter a sound
Objections
Rejections
She just stood in silence
Insults
Abuse
She never said a thing
Numb
Mute

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The Tea He Made

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Part of me
He’s leaving with part of me
Blood and flesh
Sweat and tear
Gone
To be gone with him
The home that once warmed us
The tea he made
His smile
His kind eyes
I drew him
Pen to paper
The way he always calls me
His accent, his voice
Part of me
Part of my heart
In the air frozen
Flying off any second

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