When they ask you if his mouth was holy, tell ‘em

you have always been capable of making miracles alone.

Say amen then amend.

Carpenters take a hammer to a chair and call it love.

You take a fifth of vodka and call it a missed connection.

Later, on the subway, the advertising panels ask about online dating,

ask about his tongue in your mouth, your hair knotted in his fist

Have you been loved enough? Follow the link to find out

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Mabel

Tired of the single life? So is the soulmate you’re looking for.

This is when you tell them you are the church.

Not him. And like stained glass, you will always grow back.

Tell ‘em you can live without a man

Tell ‘em a soulmate doesn’t have to be anything but you

Tell ‘em that a breakup

doesn’t have to be an emergency room.





Meggie RoyerMeggie Royer is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her poems have previously appeared in Words Dance Magazine, Winter Tangerine Review, Chanter Literary Magazine, Literary Sexts Volume 1, Hooligan Magazine, and Rib Cage Chicago Literary Magazine. In March 2013 she won a National Gold Medal for her poetry collection and a National Silver Medal for her writing portfolio in the 2013 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.


Amanda Mabel is a fashion and portrait photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Singapore, she moved to Perth in 2011, then Sydney in 2012. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) at the University of Sydney. In her free time, she loves taking photographs, travelling to beautiful places, and drinking tea. She also happens to blog for Vogue Australia Spy Style. She maintains a website at www.amandamabel.com and can be found on:  Instagram  Facebook  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Tumblr  Bloglovin Flickr.

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