Poetry

Shirley Temples and Long Island Iced Teas

Shirley Temples and Long Island Iced Teas a poem by Kris Jordan (c) 2013 *this was orginally published in Anything Prose and Poetry, Too! (Anassa Publications, LLC) Our date was on Saturday morning I skipped cartoons to seal my hair back with a barrette Wiggled into a ruffle trimmed dress You wore cowboy boots and …

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Let’s Go, Poem by Kris Jordan

Let’s Go Poem © Kris Jordan 2016 Move to Albuquerque with me. We’ll buy a small stucco home with a back patio full of sun that shines into the house and makes it glow orange. Wake up beside me as we lay on top of way too many blankets like The Princess and the Pea. …

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7/20/12, 2012 Aurora Century Theater Shooting Poem

7/20/12 © ‘72012’ Poetry Kris Jordan 2016 7 20 12 Dead 56 Injured 1000’s affected   My daughter survived Only survived Still surviving.   3 hospital stays 2 suicide attempts 47 stitches   How many f*ing lives? How much of my money so a murderer can be housed and fed? so we can heal? so …

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To the Death, Poetry by Kris Jordan

“Sometimes, they need to get away from the thing that makes them sick. Even if that toxic thing is you.” To The Death poetry (c) Kris Jordan She loved him deeply Profoundly Blindly Sickly. Fought, until the death for his Love Abuse Addiction As though it was hers. Yet it was. Her love Her self-abuse …

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The Art of Con, Poem by Kris Jordan

The Art of Con (c) Kris Jordan 2016 I tricked you. Made you think I was confident, successful. I made you see me as beautiful, worthy of being with you. But you didn’t know it was a con. Around you I’m just mush. Convinced one day you will leave. Scared you may be The One. …

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Distraction, Poem by Kris Jordan

Distraction Poetry (c) Kris Jordan 2016 I fell in love with distraction. Grapes that were too sweet, limes that were too sour bitter fortunes, salty tears. Looking to fill an insatiable void I stuffed my mouth full which only allowed me to not speak to not feel to not know myself as deeply as I …

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Empty, Poem by Kris Jordan

Empty (c) ‘Empty’ Poetry by Kris Jordan 2016 I put the ball in your court let you choose a friend or a lover and you chose. Lover in flesh only. Not in heart. Partner in name only. Not in mind. Present only. No future. Until you were done with me. Spun me around like a …

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