Lessons I’ve Learned Over The Last Decade

Love doesn’t mean forever and loyalty can carry a weight far heavier than betrayal. Friends will come and go, but the good ones will leave you with a heart full of love and memories to last a lifetime. Once you’ve saved for a rainy day, your world will indeed flood. It’s okay to disagree with … Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned Over The Last Decade

The Old Friend

I have missed you and our time together, and I want you to know that I am sorry our paths took us in different directions and never really left a moment for us to consider how that happened anyway. I wish life and old promises had a reset button, I’d push that button until my … Continue reading The Old Friend

Game Night

Lines cut, lines crossed highs hit, friends lost Move left, slither right hands up, blindside Is it all just a game played in good jest, or does luck play a hand in sinking the rest? Is it all just a game determined by fate, or will you be the one left to sit in checkmate? … Continue reading Game Night

The Red Queen

For Shawna, may your scarlet crown always blind the fools; never forget who you are and what you deserve. The Red Queen She has stood before the greatest men and they have knelt within her fires. She forged herself a scarlet crown from each of their desires. She never kept them kneeling, always thanked them … Continue reading The Red Queen

I Was Here

I will not tread lightly. I want you to know, by the quake in your bones and the falter of your step, that I was here before you, and I fought valiantly. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Bursting Pure And Blooming

Landlocked and scraping my belly in the depths of their apologies, I learned to hold my breath in an ocean of abandonment. The bitter taste of sunny days danced upon my tongue, twisting with the weeds of their neglect before I swallowed them, and felt the tear of my lungs bursting pure, and blooming the … Continue reading Bursting Pure And Blooming

Becoming

It's an awesome thing, the becoming of you, and you are bound to make them uncomfortable; leave them to their discomfort, for you, oh you, blossom beautifully within their fires. © Nicole Lyons 2017