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By Melissa IngoldsbyPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Photo by Lukas Kyzur on Unsplash

half a lot is more than nothing

I am always half of nothing
I am always dreaming of aortic destabilization
My blood spilling out like a fountain to your attention

No not attention

Half the time, half the pleasure and nothing to show for it

The half measures and half meetings of the people I care about more than 1 1/2 double over

Free the first part and cut me in half

You cut me in half and then

Cut us before I could feel the individual blow. blow up

The fire settles at the bottom, crackling at my feet

I kissed her long and hard in the warm summer night, in the pool we dipped half way


About the Creator

Melissa Ingoldsby

I am a published author on Patheos,

I am Bexley by Resurgence Novels

The Half Paper Moon on Golden Storyline Books for Kindle.

My novella The Job and Atonement will be published this year by JMS Books

Carnivorous published by Eukalypto

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh this was so intense and emotional! I loved it so much!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Your story uses basic language to express deep emotions, making it relatable and powerful. The repetition of "half" emphasizes a sense of incompleteness, while imagery like the warm summer night and the pool adds richness to the narrative. Amazing story

  • Alex H Mittelman about a month ago

    Wow! Intense. Must have been one heck of a kiss!

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