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A story of sisterhood

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

With a worn heart,

I made myself believe

that her love was enough.

I love her so,

but her betrayal runs deep.

The tears I fought not to run,

the shattered words that ran past me,

all were but taken by tokens of silence.

I plead to be broken from…


A story of love

Photo by Autumn Mott Rodeheaver on Unsplash

It was printed black and blue,

the sky.

It was the bitterness of winter,

the bloom of spring,

the dreams of summer,

the death of fall.

It was printed black and blue

for us.

This is the story of how the world began to fall,

how suddenly there was a…


A poem

Photo by Антон Дмитриев on Unsplash

A chime that marked the end,

its silence trembled

through the alleys and streets,

rippling through the cities,

becoming barricades for those who lived in them.

The silence,

it engulfed them.

Made them weak,

made them coward,

made them kneel.

Their mighty has fallen,

their obedience is now required.

In…


In the beginning of 2007, women began to share their experience with sexual harassment and assaults with the hashtag #metoo being the unifying bond. In over a decade, the #metoo movement continues to run as more women and men still share their stories.

But is there is going to be…


A poem

Photo by Wanly Chen

A red pen.

That’s all it took to remind me of you.

The start of me dances after you,

with my footsteps racing upon yours.

Until I fell,

and someone else became your companion.

I could no longer catch up,

you no longer waited.

Your steps too big,

I became…


A poem

Photo by Md. Zahid Hasan Joy on Unsplash

Little plastic shoes,

step by step,

you walked until you finally broke.

For a few years,

you were the one who took me here and there,

but no memories I found of you

made me want to keep you.

Tonight you appear

outside my bedroom door,

seemingly to be

waiting…

thewriterscigarette

Writer, poet, traveler. Instagram poetry visuals @thewriterscigarette

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