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the Periodic Writer

I stole all of the words, but the thoughts are original.

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self-love

Choosing Myself, For You…

I pleased you, so you would love me. I should have known then. It's but a cycle, set to repeat, only easier on the receiving end. How cruel to decide between loving and love! Is it possible to reject, spare us all from the above?... Continue Reading →

Two Ships.

She wanted him to love her more. He wanted her to love him less. In a flash yet furious test, neither made love worth fighting for.

Beauty Born in a Blaze

I have been the ice, surrendering to sculptors. Enduring chips away, remindful marks left forever.   Shapeless sheen, no curve or edging off-limits, Eager child, trusting every word off those lips.   Unable to recognize the reflection I now have, instead shift focus to the accepting... Continue Reading →

An Arrangement Repurposed

"I outgrew another relationship and all I got was this lousy flower vase." Not all relationships last, but we are often left with remnants of our failed forgings.  Whether through birthday cards or photos or pebbles you swiped from that beach while on vacation, we are surrounded by... Continue Reading →

Friendship,Loyalty,Love: In that Order.

My Claddagh ring lost its charm the other day.  Literally.  But while browsing the latest "hello, I'm single" jewelry selection to adorn my now naked finger, I had to take a second to appreciate the symbolism.  Even my ring was... Continue Reading →

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