“Mourning” & “Summer-The Peaceful State”

“Mourning” & “Summer-The Peaceful State” Abby Pace Mourning I feel your presence invade with care The darkness isn’t the only thing there I feel your piercing stare I wonder where you are My hands search and grab, but get nothing but air Summer- The Peaceful State I long for the searing heat that wraps around me To feel the sun on my skin with its strong sensation these worn out feet miss the grass that’s been baked in sun My overlistened ears eager to hear the birds again This overwhelmed heart mourning for the love of what could be My…

Love & I Once Was an Eagle

“Love” & “I Once Was an Eagle” Abby Pace Love Heat envelops Bright translucent rays come You’re my sun   I Once Was an Eagle I was an eagle A creature who flew with the wind The sway of the trees was my guide The stillness of creation signaling me when to stop With wings made of muscles that propelled me forward Then there you were, admiring my elegance and beauty The way I would swoop to the river, just barely grazing above the water You slept to the tune of my call with its distinctness of joy You loathed…

Unrest

Unrest Abby Pace The world is surrounded by this black darkness Forcing all of its loud noises to be set at bay I lay me head down and tell myself “it’s not at all harmless” But my mind doesn’t listen; its voice keeps driving calm away   I do not like it here, all alone When my mind wanders the things unspoken No longer are they my very own thoughts They now belong to the silence that’s broken   Things I tried to avoid during the day, now occupy my mind New doubts come to the surface, pushing me further…

Building Repairs of Natural Disasters

Building Repairs of Natural Disasters Abby Pace It seems my body has betrayed my mind and has decided to reveal my true outlines My mind made sure its doors didn’t lead to locked rooms and hidden hallways it stayed behind the scenes to make sure I give nothing away; at least until it met you. the walls of my body that were once smooth became decorated with lines they spread thin to reveal the dark wooden surface that fills my space the paint of my skin has allowed its crumbling and thin foundation to seep through smell of human overthrown…

Nothing & Professional Protester

Nothing Abby Pace it Is the absence of something Ask me what’s amiss I’ll reply with nothing But the Translation is this There’s something missing for a while it was just a feeling I didn’t know what had been displaced Someone saw through the veiling There they found what was misplaced The confidence I once had is long gone away It let me walk in the halls alone- which at one point was a thing What didn’t have me checking each way What allowed me to be ok at a new place without haste This little thing has such an…

False alarm! It’s just an empty apology.

  False alarm! It’s just an empty apology. Written by Abby Pace Creative Writing You don’t seem to remember or know all the pain you have caused me. You apologize and apologize but you don’t even know what for; just know that you’ve done something wrong. But your apologies are empty, formed because you know it’s the “right thing” to do. The first one was the long awaited words that I’ve been needing to hear. It had been 9 months of me crying from the anxiety of feeling violated and forced all over again. It had been 9 months of…

Welcome Home

  Welcome Home Written by Abby Pace Creative Writing You looked at me the way I look at myself Asking- what, you think you  could? Like that, I became a little girl Put in a box- like I should That’s my home, my safety I wanted to scream To yell That I could and I would Fight back I’ve said those words—too many times to count I know them by heart by now I don’t need to hear it from you I already know it’s true But you don’t get to tell me, too I would’ve yelled But only in…