Easily Scared

How easily scared

we are,

when the things

we’ve been

anticipating,

become reality.

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Two Rooms

Two rooms sit

side by side,

sharing a wall.

And in them both

are: two people,

a boy and a girl,

and there is no

doubt love in both

rooms, but in one

there is laughter

and in the other

there are tears.

And I’m left

pondering the

complexity of love.

Yellowing coffee mugs

Yellowing coffee mugs

stacked high in

the sink.

To her this was

a futile mountain

of mess.

Mugs whose fate

is to go from

cabinet to sink to

cabinet.

A small struggle

that she could

not tackle.

For her herself

felt like a yellowing

mug traveling

from cabinet to

sink to cabinet.