Long Distance

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 01:19

Long distance is
To touch your face
Then realizing
That my fingertips can only
The screen.
Long distance is
Rubbing my thumb
Along the back of my
Own hand
Because it’s
Without your hand to hold.
Long distance is
Looking for your face
Every time I’m in a crowd.
It’s looking up
With a smile, to share
A joke, or trade
But you’re not there to
My eye.
Long distance is
Knowing I belong with you


Submitted by Damaris Ann on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 01:14

It wasn’t okay. It absolutely wasn’t okay, and she knew it; not just deep down inside her chest but floating up in the shallows, near her eyes, too. The truth was there. And the truth was that what he had done was not okay. But regardless of that truth, that undeniable, unsettling, concrete truth, Enna found herself speaking that age-old lie.
“It’s okay,” she said. She smiled so Arlo would know she had meant it.
“Okay.” He accepted her lie. He was soul-blind, so it was easy.

No Other Song

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:47

Are my music
Without you my world is
Cold and
My thoughts are
A flatline of
Empty static
But with you I
Sing for joy
You, I
In the beauty that is time
I don’t mind the mundane
Because with
The mundane is more than
It is rendered
Beautiful, by
Your sunshiny melody
Your thoughtful
And the rhythm
Of your
With you, I
No other


Submitted by Damaris Ann on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:55

Oft there come these pitch black nights
Untouched by heaven’s perfect lights
And in those nights we fail to see
Lost in darkness, but alone by no means

For lights soon prick the canvas, black
And with their beams loneliness lack
But carry with them friends, or love
They come with Truth the dark to prove

So lose not hope in blackest dark night
But pray until you see the light
For clarity accompanies luminescence
And faith shines forth in clarity’s presence

A Changed Lock: Deleted Scene

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Fri, 03/01/2019 - 22:17

Jules leaned over the stovetop to stir her meat, wrinkling up her nose in pleasure over the smell. Steam was lazily drifting towards the ceiling, giving off the most delightful aroma. She hummed to herself while sprinkling in the seasonings, smiling over the words to the tune that wouldn’t leave her mind. She was halfway through shredding lettuce leaves when she heard a knock at the door. “Coming!” Her voice was cheery, and she dried her hands on her apron while practically running to the door.

Life As An ENFP

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 18:58

We are, very concisely, a walking contradiction.

Our brains are buzzing with thoughts and ideas, but we can’t sort them out in time to say what’s on our minds, so we can sometimes come across as quiet.

We are energized by social activities, but at the same time we quickly become exhausted because the bigger the group, the more people there are for us to read and feel and asses. It’s emotionally tiring.

We crave adventure and spontaneous trips, but our own homes and beds are our favorite places to be.

Maybe (revised)

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:23

She was walking alone in the dark, her light blue stilettos clicking insistently on the sidewalk. Her floral cocktail dress was damp from the foggy night air, and she pulled her sleek white coat more tightly across her chest. She shuddered and looked around, shrinking away from the shadowy buildings before taking off on a run to the door of her apartment building. She had been holding in her tears for hours now, and once she shut the door behind her and slipped her coat off she let the river run.

On Comparisons

Submitted by Caleb on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:14

Like milk when once gone sour,
Love lost is lost forever.

I just made that proverb up. 

I don't even believe it, but what if that were a common saying? What I'm thinking about right now is the power of comparisons. We all have lots of comparisons at hand that we use to figure out what's going on in our lives, and it seems to me that whatever is in that arsenal of comparisons that come to your mind, carries a lot of power in your life.

My Life Through Music: Parts Four and Five: This is Love/All I Have is Christ

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:00

It was like a movie
When I first met you
The moment moved me
I still remember
Your soul of beauty
It stole me away, away
The first few months of the year that I turned 18 were like magic. In February my courtship became official, and I felt like I was floating on clouds. Life was all sunshine and roses to me.
Richer or poorer
Better or worse
Could we be together
Could we make it work
If love is patient
And if love is kind
Oh God, give me a sign