Tulips by Tammy Pineda

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Along with the daily feature articles from our columnists, read works from our past contributors in the categories of prose, poetry and visual art, alongside interviews and other musings.

 

Things I Am Good At

I'm good at staying up

all night weaving dreams of

a future which seems nothing but a

far fetched dream with someone

who's heart I know I'll break.

I'm good at being a person who

believes in chances just as much

as she

believes in north pole and

elves and Santa,

nearly, completely, absolutely not.

I'm good at running away just

when someone gathers all the bravery they

have in their heart and opens

up the bareness of their soul and hands

me their heart, as delicate as it is,

to hold and keep safe,

I'm good at running away, just then and there.