That I know Not To Be Mine

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What is this skin that I am in?
I no longer feel it as my own, for
it is not the same as it once was,
never what it twice was. The souls
that became inside of this skin left
long ago, and mine is lonely and
alone in this foreign place that
I know not to be mine.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

HUSH – a synopsis of my first book.

HUSH written by Nicole Lyons, is a searing collection of poems that takes the reader on an emotional ride, through the tunnel of mental illness and reckless love.

Nicole Lyons’ voice undulates from pain to ecstasy, at breakneck speed. Erotic, soulful and authentic, Nicole has written a raw memoir encapsulated in poems. Stepping off the cliff, delving into HUSH, readers will find themselves breathless and wanting more. -Julie Anderson 

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HUSH
The first book from Nicole Lyons is now available for Preorder.
Her new gorgeous softcover book is full of Nicole Lyons’ famous heart moving poetry. Order your copy today to guarantee you’ll receive one of her collectible first edition softcopies.
Preorder Price $14.99 plus shipping
Release Date: April 18
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I Have Surrendered on This Night

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Tonight I will unpack my worries,
tuck them gingerly beneath my pillow
and lay my head upon them
so that they may feel safe.
When I close my eyes against
the violence of racing thoughts
behind them, perhaps it shall see
the red streaking the white of them
and know I have surrendered on this night.
As I sink down into the darkness,
strength drifts out and away from me,
to take first watch at my feet.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Dropping Hell and Heavenly Shoes

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Don’t tell me that
there is no such thing
as hell when your shoes
are filled with heaven,
you have seen me struggle
with the weight of it.
Come and sit a spell
and let me drop hell
for you to look into
and we will see how quickly
heaven moves you then.

©Nicole Lyons 2017

a Devil and a Deity

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There is a beast
in me who quakes
to be worshipped.
Its deep rumbling
cracks the temple
of me and I wait
to crumble beneath it.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

The echo of our intent

Our voices are powerful.
Our words hold energy, and when
we release them, we cast our energy
out in to the world to breach seawalls
and break borders. Make no mistake;
it will be our words that leave
the echo of our intent.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Nocturnal Places

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He lit my world up
and left me
stumbling
through darkness.
Find me
in nocturnal places,
feeding loneliness
into hungry hearts.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Keeper of Secrets

Treat her well,
your keeper of secrets.
She only walks in whispers
for the ones she loves.

© Nicole Lyons 2016

HUSH – Preorders open for my first book of poetry

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So I’m freaking out. My first book pf poetry, Hush, published by FC Media is now available for Preorder. The official release date for the book is April 18, 2017.

This is not the cover of the book, that’s still a surprise. You can get the details, and order your copy HERE

Everything And The Whiskey

I am thrilled to be on Feminine Collective with a new poem, Everything And The Whiskey, you can have a read here.