Miscellaneous Writings and Musings


A genie and her rock band

(Novel and Short Stories)

Steal Tomorrow

Steal Tomorrow
Murder, Mystery, First Love, and the End of the World

(Novel and Short Stories)

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At a Distance

Words echo back in time
reminding me of fabulists
and fairy tales.
Lies and pretty stories;
I've heard it all before.

We are victims of each others' past.

And if I take your bait,
believe it all again
and start to dream,
will I be twice-fooled?
History repeats itself.

There are always ghosts in the room.

It's best keep a distance
Treat today as just a game,
no more real than Aesop.
Stay safe in unbelief,
in that place where lies can't sting.

This is a Sunday Scribblings post.


Old Egg said...

Well you are game if you go for his stories once again. Once bitten twice shy but the sad thing is there is that spark still. Great ploy to stay safe in unbelief, will he do the same?

July 30, 2012 at 2:24 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Send this poem to me again when I start to head down this road, okay? We both know I'll need it!

July 30, 2012 at 6:13 AM
Jae Rose said...

There's an uneasiness in awareness..knowing the truth and staying away from it is perhaps not quite as safe as blissful unawareness..which is so wonderfully appealing..sometimes whatever the distance every inch of the story hurts..jae

July 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM
Maude Lynn said...

Excellent. I know this feeling well!

July 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Alice Audrey said...

Once bit, twice shy. After a particularly bad re-break-up I never gave an old flame a second chance. Never regretted that. Makes my heart much more calm to know it doesn't matter if he thinks it's over or not, so long as I do.

July 31, 2012 at 1:58 PM

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