wasted

the pile of faded out t-shirts

that sit silent in the corner of an empty room

still have the scented memories 

of his wasted kisses, lost loves,

and the absent knowing

of how to feel something for someone.

                                                                         

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jealous

 thickly layered and fragile

she sat in her safe space

framed by the things she’d become.

jealous for never taking chances

or challenging her truths

made of glue and antiseptic.

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