Attention 

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

Did I mention
I like attention
It’s an addiction
Or at least an affliction
But
Don’t we all
We all want another
To treat us like
Nobody else matters
Nobody else comes close
To us
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The Red Kite

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

The Red Kite
Will mate for life
Whereas the Mountain Hare
Will seek another
As soon as it finished
Impregnating
The last
Of the pack
It previously mounted
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Miss You?

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

I used to miss you
Like a hole in the head
Like a hole in the heart
Like a hole in my soul
Just because
Because you weren’t there
When you were
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7Bn

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

There are seven billion people in the world
I still wake up
On my own
There are seven billion people in the world
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My Enemy Turned Ally

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

I used to lie awake at night
With nothing but my thoughts
Goading me to despair
Leading me hand in sweating panicking pulling retracting hand
Into oblivion
Into sadness
Into anxious worlds
That only death held a hopeful
Illuminated green exit sign
Above the door to freedom
As the best way
As the only way
Or so I thought
Out of that mess
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The Fight Is Real

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

Half of the humans
Are beautiful
Half of the humans
Are horrible
The fight is real
The fight is now
Half of the humans
Will help you
Half of the humans
Will hate you
The fight is real
This fight is now
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One More Thing I Don’t Understand

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

Of all the things I don’t understand
Of
Women
Life
Liars
And
JavaScript
There’s a new contender for King
Not that it’s much of a crown
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It’s a New Day

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

Without all the pain
And the hurt
The confusion
That has made me what I was
For the past 25 years at least
Without all the angry
The torment
The fuel for my creations
My stories
My art
Without them
Now that I’ve killed them
I’ve strangled their throats
I’ve rid them of breath
I’ve drained them of life
And now that they’re gone
What have I left
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A Star Goes Out

From: Like A Tiny Sparrow Rising From The Ashes

The loss of another star
Tips the world of the shallow
On its head
To its knees
To tears
In shock
In grief
In torment
For humans elevated so high
We’ve made them gods
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My new job

From the collection Shorts:

This is new
This thing
It could be like a holiday
That might last two weeks
In the sun
And then return back to the day to day grey dismay
Routine
That I’ve known for all my years
But
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