Strong Woman

Too many nights spent
shedding unnecessary tears

she’s cried herself to sleep
countless times
over weak men who lacked
the depth of understanding
it took to love
a strong woman
such as herself.

Ghost Town

The love closet
now a ghost town
so dark and dusty
cobwebs everywhere
it’s a mystery

no recent history
past love stories
covered in dirt

there hasn’t been
– special someone –
to light the candles
and walk the streets
in a long time
it’s insane.