Conflicting Messages

Mixed-Messages chalda maloff

I want you to keep your distance
and stay close to me
get inside my head and never ever finish my sentences
I need space I need comfort I need nurturing
I need to stand on my own two feet
with you
I want your support and your unconditional love
and to return it
until I don’t
I am woman hear me
ask nicely
cry scream
bitch about it
be strong be gentle be firm
be organized take charge
relax
and let it flow
come here go away
my dreams need answering
so does the phone
I’m not your secretary
can I help
let me help
get me
help

*artwork by chalda maloff*

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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