The Mmm of Her – Nicole Lyons
I was convinced she was crazy
and I couldn’t stand the pitch of her voice
but for the way she would say, “Mmmm”
when I told her about the thoughts,
and how they pummelled me darkly.
I liked the Mmmm of her, the way
it brought out the whites of her eyes,
and I wondered as they closed
if they were watching her thoughts
as closely as they watched mine.
And I wished to poke at them,
her thoughts not her eyes,
although I would be lying if I said
I hadn’t thought about poking those too.
I always left feeling less of myself,
like I had left little bits of me with her
and I started to wonder what she did with them,
those pieces of me that lingered in her office.
Did she think of them as hers now?
A project she could shelve
until the mood struck right,
or a maybe a pet, a defiant dog
she coaxed with treats
and whipped into submission;
or perhaps I was a blossom,
force flowered and placed perfectly
in the corner of her office where
she could watch me wither,
in the spot that never sees the sun
just the bite of the cold air pumping
from her ac unit and the whites of her eyes.
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Lilacs on Leavings by Nicole Lyons
God, I am selfish.
I am a selfish lover,
and a selfish friend,
and I am a selfish saint.
But am I selfish on Sunday
when I break my bread
and remember that girl
and her tingles,
and every prayer I whispered,
when I was running
from scared into terrified?
I was unselfish when
I was terrified in that tunnel,
and I was high on those vibes
when we met.
The electric terror and tiptoes,
the sweet sound of bored teenagers
breaking trust and all the rules.
We smoked her stepfather’s cigarettes
and drank my mother’s wine,
and we spray-painted our names
inside each other’s secrets
in golds and blues across dirty metal,
and then she laid me down.
I was unselfish and terrified
that time I said yes
when I meant to say no,
but her fingers were quick
when my resistance was weak,
and I was two seconds to thirteen
and a lifetime from knowing better.
And now I can’t help but feel sorry
when I remember her then,
under those flickering lights
a block away from home,
and the way we kissed.
That kiss that stormed the skies.
That kiss that shook the plains.
That kiss that had her speaking
of tingles and first love,
and body rocks.
That kiss and those tingles,
on that body from a lifetime ago,
are now ravaged to bits
in a home somewhere,
eaten by the degenerate mouths
of degenerative diseases,
and here I am,
still selfish and terrified,
at breakfast on Sunday,
saying a prayer and wondering
if the tingles her body is wracked
and wrecked with now
can come close to the ones I gave her
in blues and golds, way back then.
[ Nicole Lyons is a writer/editor for Sudden Denouement. She is a driving force in SD with a voice that resonates with people all over the world. We are honored to have her as a member of our family. She is the creator of The Lithium Chronicles, as well as writing for other sites such as The Feminine Collective. Her first book Hush is an inspired collection of poetry. Most importantly, she is a valued friend and mentor – Jasper Kerkau. ]
Nicole Lyons’ first book of poetry, HUSH, is a stunning collection. Her book can be purchased through Amazon. She is creator of The Lithium Chronicles, as well as being a writer for Sudden Denouement. She is a guiding voice for SD, as well as being a wonderful friend/mentor.
I never could tell
if it was my body
or my mind
he ached to strip.
He had a weakness
for pretty disasters
and ugly tragedies.
of his tongue
sliced through both.
into me, violent
shades of him,
striking my soul.
we have many
things to see.
rings hollow now
on the heels
Let old bones
lie, I will
Draw the cold
from my bones
and break me,
again. He was
regret I ever had
[Nicole Lyons writes for The Lithium Chronicles]
Dropping Leaves of Dreams – Nicole Lyons (The Lithium Chronicles)
A family tree stands,
a great willow.
Rippled branches stretching thick,
reaching the grandest heights
to obscure the sun
and steal the light.
A family tree boasts,
a great willow.
Shooting suckers along hills,
over pretty paths
long ago deserted.
A family tree sways,
a great willow.
Shooing the crows that perch,
the birches that dare
grow too close.
A family tree weeps,
a great willow.
Dropping leaves, of dreams
and unhappy children
who would swing
from its branches.
[Nicole Lyons is creator of The Lithium Chronicles, as well as being an editor and writer for Sudden Denouement. Nicole is a brilliant writer, a tireless advocate for mental health, and one of the most sincere, kind people I have ever met. As always, we are honored by her presence.]