June 8, 2022

The fear and excitement that makes you say no

is the one that drives me to say yes.

So close yet so far–

time was never in our favor.

Maybe one more circle ’round the star.

Will we ever make it work?

You said, “We both will.”

One extra word told me the answer

to a question I was too scared to ask.

You held me and let me cry–

no shame or guilt–

just bad jokes to see me smile.

You stayed for a while.

Hugged me and said you were proud.

I swallowed my pride and actually said,

“I’ll always have love for you.”

I guess that’s what love is all about.

Giving and receiving while knowing

sometimes things don’t work out.


Kailani NorwellKailani Norwell has a big mouth, a big heart, a big brain (metaphorically speaking), a big fucking ego, and an even bigger take on everything and anything. She has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge–to learn all that she can–and for personal development. While she dreams larger than life and encourages others to follow what puts sparks in their eyes, she typically plays incredibly small. She has indebted herself for America’s most expensive therapist–a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology. Writing is her passion. It’s what ignites her soul. It is her most sincere form of expression. She doesn’t think she’s to write the next great American novel, but she’s to write something.

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