How Smart You Look: W2,D3My brother never said much, but he used to talk as he busied himself getting his firstborn dressed. "How smart you look," he would say, pulling a dress over her hair and kissing her forehead. She would giggle and raise her arms to him, full of love, and he would hug her close to him. Her breakfast would stain and her dress would wrinkle again - but that is the way of little girls.How Smart You Look: W2,D3 by bloodawni
My brother's wife used to talk as she busied herself, running a brush through her second-born's long curls. "How smart you look," she would say to my niece, pulling the youngster's unruly hair into ponytails and smiling. With the deed done, she would smile back at her mama and take off, ready to play. Her hair would come undone, either removed herself or slipped out through the exertions of play - but that is the way of little girls.
My mother used to talk as she busied herself, running a hand down my nephew's shirt and pulling at the bottom. "How smart you look", she would say as she smoothed the wrinkles. H
Hope: W2,D2My heart bubbles in my chest, spilling over. This is the moment I've been waiting for, the one I've been working towards for way too long. I take a deep breath and stretch my limbs as I allow my body to slowly wake up. The gentle energy filling my body speeds the process a little, and I imagine myself a loosely held bow, being drawn backwards into the tautness of the moment.Hope: W2,D2 by bloodawni
I find some clean underwear and dress impatiently, ending with a t-shirt, slung over my head and struggled into as I open the bedroom door. The dog follows me out, sniffing the air with her tail wagging, and my man is left snoring.
We talked about this moment last night, how good it would feel and how important it was to me, and I knew he understood. Still, a tiny piece of me couldn't help holding onto how forgetful he is; and the hope was punctured ever so slightly-- what if, that part threw in, like a spanner in a clock. What if he forgot again, what if this would be just another morning? Still, the bird of hope
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Curiosity: W2, D1Curiosity, they say, killed the cat; but at my niece's first birthday party sparks flew.Curiosity: W2, D1 by bloodawni
I don't mean literally, like the time my brother took apart Trouble and inserted the little metal thingymajiggit into the wall socket. The sparks flew almost as far as he did, that day, and I'm still in the bad books, more than a quarter of a century later. No, on Piper's birthday, the sparks were more metaphorical, as we all leapt from our seats too late to stop what had to happen.
Someone placed the cake on the table. It was a tasty looking one, too, though I forget the specifics. Still, it sat there, within baby grasp, most tempting. Distracted, she played with the toys on her high chair and smiled at the family around the table. Everyone, of course, was there -- Piper was, at this point, still an only child, and my mother's first grandchild. The candle, finally lit, was placed atop the cake, and Piper's attention was caught.
It took only a heartbeat for her to reach out and grasp, not the cake,
your teeth leave different scarswhat they didn't tell me--
August 31, 2013
Daily Lit Deviations during 2014
I Am More Than BPDDon't tell me you know me better
(March 13, 2014)
Daily Lit Deviations during 2013
Your Non-Existent CompetitionMy fingers hover over numbers I have not needed to think about for years, and I urge myself to make the call. Still hesitant, I pick out the digits that still translate to "home" in my mobile, though for years it has been only a house; sometimes mine, sometimes not. It rings once and I hang up, then try again and again and again. Third time might be the charm, but today it takes five of these hang ups before I stay on the line.
(we all are the) monarchwe are not born noble.
(November 17, October 13)
I Am Not Your ReceptacleI am not your receptacle,
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bloodawni has always been a really kind and caring person, on top of being really talented with such moving and inspiring poems. Just as inspiring is the strength and determination to carry on in life rather than get her down. Even in her 'down' moments, she never gives up and never lets its affect her optimistic side, something which takes courage as well as strength.
Thank you for being such a wonderful and inspiring friend Keep up the good work -- by a wonderful deviant who chose to remain anonymous -- dACompliments.
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