Poetry

Fun Facts

Did you know that a mantis shrimphas 12 different types of photoreceptors in their eyesMeaning they can see colors That don’t meet the...

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After Death of Birth

I found my death when I gave a life, but life played a trick on me. She brought back my ghost to live in a body that talks and thinks, of...

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By Any Means Necessary

My mother’s hair was high in the sixties, beehive style. A social climber, she secured invitations to every ritzy...

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Sister of My Soul

Excuse me, do I know you? I vaguely remember your face We were friends once, the very best friends We were tight, so very close Secrets...

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Keep One in the Chamber

Darkness has fallen. The winds, they blow strange. The devils we know have all changed their names. They have coloured their faces, these...

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i was the third

i knew enough to know abuse was someone pounding their fists into someone else and i knew enough to know the domestic violence shelter was...

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Bitches Brew

Her mind is confused. Her thoughts bubble up from unconscious literature, written in dreams. Her ideals, a compilation of conflicting...

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LAMENT

                                                                   In memory of Renata Horowitz My...

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Unity

                                                            “As a woman I have no country.          ...

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HELL-O

Drawn to the scorching And then your Spring showers From choppy singed waters To smooth sailing From Summer tornadoes To dry Autumn winds...

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2:00 AM

Some places in my mind are cerebral neighborhoods best left not to walk through alone. In dreams I am jolted by vivid thoughts I sprint...

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Between Flashes

I still remember the way adrenaline burned when my pulse raced to sync with the others, between flashes of light, and the gulp of yours. I...

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Split Ends

Sometimes I want to shave every hair attached to my scalp because at night when my head hits the pillow I smell his finger tips. Countless...

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Safe Words

Baby, where you going? Baby, you don’t know a thing. You don’t know the ways of the world, Stop saying such words Stop saying...

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Loneliness

There are different sides to loneliness. Like a lover, with two faces. Sometimes it creeps up while you driving in a silent car. Other...

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Queen of the Glass Menagerie

Adults do it wrong when they arrange the world like picture postcards at a funeral. They do it wrong when they coordinate Christmas...

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Haunted

Haunted But not afraid. Watched But not wary. Stalked By a friend. I cry for you, Though we are divided By thoughts And voice And body. I...

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Sister Connection

we speak every six months or so my sister who moved away from me or me from her over time husband’s interests pulling us from hope to...

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Under These Stars

under these stars life is hard pervasive illusions defeated demon delusions reappear and sear inferiority complex as I flex I resist and...

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The other woman aka Stepmother

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series: Fairytales Retold Cinderella hates me and rightly so I would too if some woman came back home with...

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Oxidization

I need to feel bad, It’s been so long, long enough That time has started the process Of oxidizing my heart Rusting it through and through...

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In Between the Rain

Have I been good enough, Mother? Oh how I miss the days when your skin was smooth, and bronzed How your smile beamed when you saw my little...

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Everything and the Whiskey

You cut, bare-assed and howling beneath her hood and your brother’s basement. I watched, tucked and shorn, as you took a swan’s dive...

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Our Family

It’s not the vacations or the gifts. It’s not the public eye or the carefully planned outings. It’s not the fancy dinners or the...

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To the Man in the White Honda

I can’t comb the phone book or look online for your info, our brush so brief and fraught with drama there was no time for niceties like...

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Unravel

What do you say when the love of your life walks away Especially after you showed them the way, told them not to stay, To be on their way,...

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