It’s Strange You Never Knew

tie a string around your finger

set a timer

organize your calendar

or wait for the church bells to announce the hour

but please never forget


there are no sunsets

if that great yellow globe hasn’t been shining all day

or rainbows

if the sky hasn’t opened and cried its heart out


you never need to




(but if you do, please just ask)


because even when you’re not occupying space

close by

you are always spinning


looping through the rivers of my bloodstream

paying rent in the deep caverns of my mind


you may have forgotten

but I can’t…

or won’t…


I’ll simply linger

until the world has faded the picture

I refuse to set fire to.

Mazzy Star’s got nothin on me.

In response to the prompts for Light and Shade Challenge

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Weekly Writing Prompt

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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. I’m falling in love with your prose. I can feel the poignancy of this heartache and it’s soul wrenching.
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  2. gorgeous piece, gorgeous song, gorgeous YOU.

  3. so jealous of your new prose poetry :) Love it!
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  4. Loved reading this – so beautiful. Especially the line: ‘if the sky hasn’t opened and cried it’s heart out’ :)
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  5. I loved this – the line about the sky crying its eyes out really hit the spot

  6. beautiful, Kir
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