love poetry

Mon
01
Oct

Poem: Still

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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How did it come to this, my love?
How did it come to this?

I’m still waiting on this bridge
Watching it burn under my feet
Still waiting for you to remember
Still waiting for you to see
Still waiting for you to apologize
Still waiting for you and me

Just call me, my love
Don’t let me hang up
Just text me, my sweet
Don’t let me ignore
Just approach me, my song
Never let me turn away
Never let me again

Hold me still.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Mon
01
Oct

Still

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

How did it come to this, my love?
How did it come to this?

I’m still waiting on this bridge
Watching it burn under my feet
Still waiting for you to remember
Still waiting for you to see
Still waiting for you to apologize
Still waiting for you and me

Just call me, my love
Don’t let me hang up
Just text me, my sweet
Don’t let me ignore
Just approach me, my song
Never let me turn away
Never let me again

Hold me still.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
19
Sep

Courage, Integrity, and After-Care Respect

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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A fellow burner introduced me to the concept of after-care. It seems to me, at least emotionally, that was just the way you respect another human being. However, I have learned through experience that a good deal of people just don’t think that way or, worse, they just don’t care.

This man is part of the BDSM community, something I only know about through friends’ description. Although I did go to my first dungeon at Burning Man. It was quite interesting. I had no idea so much went on in a public setting like that. And they had this wonderful contraption called a pony.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
12
Sep

The Survivor Thread

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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This.

Shakesville: The Survivor Thread [trigger warning]

So very sobering to see how prevalent sexual assault it, and how often it is normalized.
I know I’ve normalized it for the past 35 years. Not anymore.

Reading what other women have endured helps me see just how horrible it really is. It has happened over and over my entire life, and I didn’t even consider it assault until recently.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
12
Sep

The Survivor Thread

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

This.

Shakesville: The Survivor Thread [trigger warning]

So very sobering to see how prevalent sexual assault it, and how often it is normalized.
I know I’ve normalized it for the past 35 years. Not anymore.

Reading what other women have endured helps me see just how horrible it really is. It has happened over and over my entire life, and I didn’t even consider it assault until recently.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Fri
07
Sep

Lowest Common Denominator

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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And I mean *lowest* — in every sense of the word.

Victim blamers talk about the type of person, what they were wearing, where they were walking, what they were or weren’t doing, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum…

Truth is, there are many, many variables concerning rape victims, but they do all have one thing in common:

Being in the same room as a rapist.

Period.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Mon
03
Sep

Stalking at the Burn

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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Yesterday he found out where I was camping. He went down our road twice in a few hours. The second time I was alone, and he looked me right in the eyes and smirked.

It was the monster.

It was highly disturbing to look into the same eyes he used to establish false intimacy through sacred sexuality and rape my soul long before he raped my body.

It’s also been highly annoying.

I’ve seen him 5x in three days, much more than a coincidence out here on the playa. When you plan to meet people out here you can only find them about half the time.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Mon
03
Sep

Stalking at the Burn

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

Yesterday he found out where I was camping. He went down our road twice in a few hours. The second time I was alone, and he looked me right in the eyes and smirked.

It was the monster.

It was highly disturbing to look into the same eyes he used to establish false intimacy through sacred sexuality and rape my soul long before he raped my body.

It’s also been highly annoying.

I’ve seen him 5x in three days, much more than a coincidence out here on the playa. When you plan to meet people out here you can only find them about half the time.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Sat
01
Sep

Burning Strong

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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I’ve healed more in the past week than I have in the past two months. Being here with my community is powerful. Friends and strangers alike have my back, and it’s such a refreshing change!

Not to mention conducive to healing.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Sat
01
Sep

Burning Strong

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

I’ve healed more in the past week than I have in the past two months. Being here with my community is powerful. Friends and strangers alike have my back, and it’s such a refreshing change!

Not to mention conducive to healing.

Author Name: 
omgrey

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