Lessons I’ve Learned Over The Last Decade

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 [...]

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 [...]

Game Night

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? [...]

The Red Queen

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 [...]

I Was Here

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

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 [...]

Becoming

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

Screaming At The Moon – Jason King

Screaming At The Moon – Jason King

I'm standing outside....smoking a cigarette....it's dark....it's cold....I'm pulling my leather jacket around me....trying to keep warm....it's not going to help....the sky is perfectly clear....so many stars out tonight....it brings back memories....those damned things....I'm a child....possibly five....six....I'm down in Tennessee with my father....it's dark like tonight....we are standing on the edge of a field....he shows me [...]

A thousand suns – Nicole on FC

A thousand suns – Nicole on FC

Thanks to FC for publishing A thousand suns "But your blame is happily dancing upon my chest" - read the rest here

Little Pieces

Little Pieces

How bittersweet it is to know that little pieces of my heart have been scattered throughout this world and into the next. Taken to cities I will never visit, sleeping under stars I will never see, and waking up to sleepy love crusted eyes that will never again gaze into my own. © Nicole Lyons [...]