Cloud Nine

girl jumpingI am
alone and complete
and completely alone
here in my room I burn
candles and incense and memories
with soft music playing or silence
I dance when I want
am still when I please
cry when I can’t
hold on to the tears that linger within
when it’s right or I am wrong
or maybe I’m right and he simply left
for no better reason than a wrong turn
my candles burn my bare feet play
in carpet like clouds I curl my toes
I write I fly I soar to the stars
in my world I am alone
for now complete

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