muse

Record Player

The summer sun was tucked into bed for the night

As we sat on your living room floor

Littered with your favorite records

and pieces of your old soul.

My eyes feast on every inch of you

cataloging every word and movement

so I can pull them out again later

and sing along.

October and November Playlists

October: Fighting

Demi Lovato’s Cry Baby from 2017 is a song of a girl who is hard to break but her heart breaks eventually. Listen here 

NeYo’s Mad from 2008 is a heated argument that would hopefully be resolved before going to bed. Listen here

Alicia Keys‘ Fallin from 2001 is a song of torment from loving someone to not knowing if you can stay when they cause you pain. Listen here

Rihanna’s Love on the Brain from 2016 is a song of fighting for love and suffering through the pain in order to be with someone. Listen here

November: Jealousy

Beyonce’s Jealous from 2013 is her pain caused by her man’s cheating and going out for a night of revenge. Listen here

Little Big Town’s Girl Crush from 2014 is a clever song of crushing on a girl because she has the man and wanting to be her; replace her. Listen here

Patsy Cline’s She’s Got You from 1962 is a heartbreaker of a song where she has all the material possessions of a lost relationship while he’s found a new relationship. I love Patsy Cline, check out the rest of her work! Listen here

Nelly’s Over and Over featuring Tim McGraw from 2004 replays the ending of a relationship and the jealousy of not having her anymore. Listen here

2020 series announcement

You’ve come to know, every year I do a theme series!

2017 Love Fest

2018 Advice Column

2019 Poet Interviews

 

and now here we are with

2020 – All the Feels Playlists!

Each month will cover a different aspect of love or love lost such as: break up, steamy desire, jealousy, and forever love. I’ll put together a playlist of about 7 songs that fit the theme.

Who hasn’t made a playlist as they’ve gone through a break up?!

I’d love to hear what type of playlists you are all looking forward to! Any suggestions are welcome!

 

Your Hair

It’s not that I don’t have anything to write

It’s just that I want to write about you

and you keep me from my muse.

You are much more than a muse

and much more than being anything of mine.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting to run my hands through your soft hair

I go to bed dreaming about that hair.

how soft it is, how long you let it grow,

you stroking it mindlessly while you talk,

me playing with the ends in the car while you drive,

wet and sticky against the nape of your neck with the sheets falling to the floor.

I lose my mind thinking of nothing else but that hair.

 

-February 2017

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