forget you (k)nots

(originally posted Dec 2016)



attempts to alienate confusion

decaf, a necessary intrusion

I miss you.


float me past the contusions

the knots in my shadow crave fusion

I spill you.


the fragments in frosty perfection

arranging the shards of reflection

I see you.


memory’s space incandescing

cauterise weds convalescing

I place you.


the pieces not lifed in competing

the peace not in ice but the heating

tapestried sensed in the meeting

I love you.





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      haha sort of, maybe…I guess it depends how you count syllables…it is a great debate I believe, or so I have been told. In my mind it is simple, 5-7-5. the other criteria has been lost to me 😀

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        Aww Vanessa, I love your beautiful poetry! (This is my new blog, I used to write on mahbuttitches – decided to get a prettier name hahaa) so I think the honor is all mine. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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            Hahahahaha I’m good chica! Really good! Yeah I started this a few months ago, finally really focusing on writing again. Getting some poetry flowing. Makes me happy.

            Of course!!! I’ve been carving out time in my day to sit and be on reader and catch up on other blogs and interact. I’m really bad at that!!! And that’s actually the best part of blogging so I sneak on and read while the kids are still asleep. You should come
            Check out some of my new poems, I’m really proud of them!

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        I’m fine, ready to start cooking, expecting friends from Athens tomorrow, getting ready for my brother’s wedding next week. Life is rich right now!
        How are you?

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    I read this and the next piece, which I thought could almost be a continuation. I really like the sense of touch and taste about both of them, whether hard or soft, fluid or brittle, unique phrasing and eloquent flow. I read through the comments carefully for fear I would meet myself and cause an explosion due to the temporal anomaly. Apparently I am still here, mostly intact. Great work, Vanessa.

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        No. I am strange. I go full berserk crazy sometimes and unfollow everyone. And then I remember mine friends and then start following them back. Hi. I am Abe. How nice to meet you, Vanessa. I am born again. JK not JK. Hi. Is you good?


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            Young Abe is doing very youngly. I is good. I bless the rains down in Australia. Hope there aren’t any spiders nearby. I have this love hate relationship with spiders and clowns.
            Hi. I am well. I am doing okay. Better than okay. I be talk to you when you is woke, family.

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                I will see that post ASAP. (At work and the bossman is running rounds and I am procrastinating lmfao).

                Speaking of “share the load” (Samwise Gamgee’s quote in LOTR part 3 movie), I have a ring of power now. A literal ring of power with a rock and silver and all. It keeps me calm.

                Thank you SNTC 🙂

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