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 Phoenix Kayla Esther        (More) 9/1/2014
 too little too late missing; my sanity        (More) 8/31/2014
 leaving missing; my sanity        (More) 8/31/2014
 BEAR TRAP OnePurpleCrayon        (More) 8/22/2014
 delete delete        (More) 8/21/2014
 To Walk Away amazingkate        (More) 8/18/2014
 Two-line bitter love poem PrairieFlax        (More) 8/18/2014
 delete delete        (More) 8/17/2014
 TO PUBLISH AMERICA OR NOT 2 PA AllysonRoseC        (More) 8/16/2014
 Atomic Ant SuperSlimJim        (More) 8/12/2014
 Beneath the Silence panther811        (More) 8/10/2014
 GAY OR NOT TO BE georgeporge        (More) 8/10/2014
 Black Hole Kayla Esther        (More) 8/6/2014
 Bright and Orange flower SuperSlimJim        (More) 8/5/2014
 Does She Dream tony parsons        (More) 8/4/2014
 Before the shadows cast Lostangel        (More) 8/1/2014
 Late July tony parsons        (More) 7/30/2014
 In The Morning tony parsons        (More) 7/29/2014
 What have we done? Lostangel        (More) 7/29/2014
 Tears In A Bottle autumn_jewel        (More) 7/28/2014
 Wasted Tears riki_ryme        (More) 7/24/2014
 Metamorphosis panther811        (More) 7/21/2014
 doctor no walt christian larsen        (More) 7/19/2014
 Poison Rainn        (More) 7/17/2014
 Packaged and Presentable Kayla Esther        (More) 7/17/2014
 Broken Promises iamthelorax        (More) 7/15/2014
 Love hurts Fleur        (More) 7/14/2014
 Man Behind the Mask iamthelorax        (More) 7/14/2014
 Better Days Have Arrived autumn_jewel        (More) 7/12/2014
 Ro-Man VH42        (More) 7/11/2014
 


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Phoenix

Your eyes locked on their target:
my eyes.
You took one step towards me
and I took two steps back.
A glimmer in your tiger focus -
surprise.
I have never seen more desire
in the irises of any man.

I broke the silence and willed you
to stop,
to keep control, and you said,
'How can I, when you are there,
standing right here in front of me;
to stop
is impossible', and all I could do
was laugh, to not give in to tears.

For I knew that I was not alone in
your heart;
where half of your heart had found me,
the other half lay under a cross.
And I was right to be afraid;
press start,
and the game began to be played,
you second-guessed it, and we lost.

It is not that I am heartbroken,
not I;
I accepted that I deeply love you
with all of my soul.
This is why I am anguished
each time
you enter my peripheral vision;
you swallow my joy like a black hole.

I want you to know what you've done
to me,
but my pride is stronger than pain;
I will not admit defeat.
One day I will not need you...
you'll see.
Hand in hand, secure in love,
I will wave to you from across the street.

Is this the last wave of fractured
torment?
Your smile sears my saddened eyes,
and I know my anger is surfacing,
burning from beneath the earth's crust.
The depths
have hidden too much for too long;
from the flames the phoenix is emerging.

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