love story resolutions

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when she figures out it’s not a love story–
let her go.

regret is for the
moon dust
she leaves behind
somewhere there
in the days you spent
akin to the last rays
at sunset
to the kiss
that lasted
all the hours..


Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit michelemcdannold.com.

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farewell trade

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may 14 2015

went to the venice boardwalk– ocean, freak and mountain view.. and the beach where i left your name scrawled in the sand and properly buried under a thousand tiny goodbyes. i found the perfect seashell in trade–a brilliant purple on the inside, the smooth surface of time on the outer. that spot on the beach is fuller now, really good air too. i thought you’d like that.


Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit michelemcdannold.com.