of Christmas lights, protests & police

There is tension in the air

It stifles the holiday cheer

The lights are bright

But the chants are louder

“We can’t breathe!”

PURE: ABNA Entry

My colleague’s novel excerpt, PURE, made the Top 100 in the General Fiction category of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Woot! Could you please take time to read and review her novel excerpt? You won’t be disappointed. I promise!

Here is the link: PURE–ABNA Entry

Pain

more than just aches

more than just physical

more than just temporary

intangible yet unmistakable

agony and brokenness linger

your sting, too well I know

relief, I anticipate

 

Cold Without You

Buried under multiple layers of covers
Adorned in my thickest snuggly socks
Yet the cold I feel remains untamed
It emanates from my feet, and creeps
To every inch of my body, and seemingly
Manages to penetrate my core.
I can almost feel my heart ice over.
Cold without you
Cold without your feet rubbing mine
Cold without the heart-melting love I feel when your gentle hands glide sensually over the contours of my bare frame
Cold without the passion that abounds when we embrace
Cold without you tonight

*Someone*

Very rarely do you meet someone
Someone who makes you laugh
Someone who makes you smile
Someone who wipes tears off your face when you cry
Someone who stands with you,
Even when all else is falling apart.
Someone without whom it is lonely,
Even when you are in a crowd.
Someone who is always in your thoughts
Someone you can trust without a doubt
Someone who just makes you happy
Someone who you want to be with from sunrise to sunset,
And even more from sunset to sunrise.
Someone who holds you so close,
That you feel each others’ racing heart beats
Someone who holds you passionately,
Like he will never let go.
Someone who makes you wonder if you are in love
Someone who you never want to say goodbye to
Someone who rocks your world
Someone you feel like writing a poem to because you miss him.