sink or swim

cynthia’s not waiting
for a miracle no more
she’s taken it
upon herself
to be the change emergency-exit-696656_960_720
they’re waiting for
she’s boning up
on how to do
and what to say
and when
and why not leave
and take the kids
and bring this
to an end
cynthia’s
new action plan
is risky,
sink or swim,
but she was
slowly drowning
without ever jumping in
…..

 

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by riedelmeier, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – waiting

balancing act

he balanced
on the border
between
lunacy and cool
the slightest breeze
could tip the scales
and there was me,
the fool,
to set him off
fist-1561157_960_720to kick his rage
to shake the
angry lion’s cage
the egg shells that
i walked on
cracked
a misplaced word
has set us back
and it’s my fault,
of course
i balance
on the border
between
mercy and divorce
Ω
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by pavlofox, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – border

sticky notes – the sequel

sticky doodle

he believes
apologies
are just for wimps
and girly men
he doodles
on the sticky pad
and orders in
again

 

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
Daily prompt – apology
here’s the original sticky notes

to have you look my way

what do you admire he asked
while i admire you?
what is it you’re looking at?
what can a person do
to have your full attention
to have you look my way?
tell me how to win you back

tell me what to say.

there’s no one here but you & me
no other human being…
what is it you’re looking at?
what is it you’re seeing?
what’s it gonna take for you
to look me in the eye?
what is it you’re thinking
while you’re staring at the sky?

 …

she sighed she said
when we first wed
you were another guy
she sighed she said
her love was dead
she sighed she said
goodbye.
Ω

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – admire