Mar 6, 2022

Like the fire that rapidly consumes

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The crackling of the fire,
a warmth invading,
a flame igniting
my every curve.

Is that your spirit
just claiming
your possession,
or just the
simple memories
I live with

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Oct 19, 2021

If you must stick around, do some good

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Come push me,
come show me,
teach me,
guide me.

Have your spirit
be my mentor,
not my tormentor.

Tell him to seduce me
to live my life,
not crave your lust.

The mischief,
vampiric soul
is no longer




Sep 18, 2021

Almost can’t hide behind a poker face

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Eyes attempt
to lose focus,
ping pong moves
along the confines
of the bright screen.

Impersonal calls
becomes the trap,
expressions that
can’t hide even
when they try.

That poker face,
almost succeeds at
hiding behind
the way it feels
to meet again.



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The walls that
separate us,
the seas that cover
all the footprints,
the deafening noise
that attempts to
cover, hide,
the love we
wish could
be set free.

None of that worked.
None of it
can keep
our souls away.

I still speak to you
without words:
in my daydreams,
in my…



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Sweet and sour
summer power.

Wait all season
for a good reason.

Longest day,
I restfully lay.

Then the jarring bark
of the too-soon dark.

Dreams of
sunny days.
Summer incites.

Real become
the longer
ephemeral days.
Summer betrays.

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Alone never means lonely,

as even when alone,

our company can take

a multitude of forms;

Air, fire, water, ice,

are the greatest company

that makes us feel alive.

Thank you, Harper Thorpe and the entire Chalkboard team for the one line prompt: Alone

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One-Line Poem Prompt: ‘Phobia’

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Is it philophobia that I feel,
or is it love’s own nyctophobia
causing it to elude me,
phobias clashing and exploding,
leaving floating pieces of
unowned, unclaimed love?

Inspired by Chalkboard’s One-Line Poem Prompt: ‘Phobia

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that felt like an
unbreakable shield.

that felt like a
nesting cradle.

that felt like an
almighty force.

that felt like a
piercing sword.

that felt like a
furious whirlwind.

that felt like an
unanchored boat.

The words that
once guided me
the words…



Alma Awakened

Passionate writer inspired by life moments and a profound desire to let her creativity fly high and her soul shine bright