Poetry

Shadow People

The majestic trees stand silent as their burnt leaves free-fall to the ground. The short season to live and die is upon us. There is no...

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EXECRABLE EXCRESCENCE

Rising cases of cancer in our society are cause for great concern and many questions. What is the source of cancer? Why such an epidemic...

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Seductress of Sin

A heretic grin interlaced with longing. Ferocious need danced behind barren eyes. Her poise. Thunder clouds and electricity, lead me to...

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HEADLINE: “ISIS claimed responsibility after a 17-year-old migrant attacked”

“I don’t want to live in Europe anymore,” my friend Domagoj says, after a maniac mows down pedestrians with a truck in...

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What Do I Do

He’s just for now to take up time and when we kiss I can’t close my eyes when he holds me it’s not like you do oh how I miss...

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Pretty Little Girl *Trigger Warning*

pretty little girl blonde pixie of a child big green eyes barely 4 years from birth. “do you want some candy?” of course she does. he...

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The Ocean is a Woman

  The ocean is a woman. She is vast and she is changing, And she does not hide from us All her forms, all her shades, All her faces....

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An Accident of Love

Once when I was young, I read a story in the newspaper. A man had gone on a picnic with his wife and children. They spent the day by the...

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Evanescence

I swear I was clean before you came blazing in, guns firing hot, bursting into me with pain so sweet that I begged for a slow death. But...

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Empty Handed

I built a fort around myself I thought you could not get through- Steel and nails so high I thought I could prevent you— From ever...

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Someday Someway

If someone should ask what is a regret? I would answer truthfully and say not mastering how to stay. I’ve pretended to sleep with men...

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By God’s Grace

I hid in my dark cave My cloak wrapped tightly around my body, one covered in the dirt that’s my shame my sins my hurt You walked in with...

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Here

When I pluck my hands in the dirt and feel the little blades stroke my cheek I hope my vibrations rattle the insides of the earth and you...

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How the Dead want to be Remembered

When you remember me, picture me smiling. A grin of a thousand laughs Like sunshine on a Saturday. Remember how my laughter bounced off the...

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Tales of Immigrant Ancestors

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors Another conversation with my aunt, who tells me about her father’s trip who...

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All I Can Do

I feel the malevolent thunder coming from the Right a howling nativistic storm led by the Orange monster swirling and marshaling for their...

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Words on Paper: A Visceral Love Story

Loneliness. Sadness. A whisper of impending defeat. “Less than” disable emotions creep in as my mind slows with a need to...

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House of Dearth

A marionette tugging at her strings. A brunette Barbie bursting from the seams. Seams of micro mini dresses, hanging from the closet of her...

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For Medicinal Purposes Only

You are so crazy. I can’t take it anymore. I will not have this kind of drama in my life. You are strange and unpredictable. Am I...

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Unachievable

so many words remain unspoken, so many desires remain unexpressed, so many prayers remain unanswered, unheard… only regret remains…...

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Don’t Want Your Good Ol’ Days

Testosterone tainted thrusts of masculine need, cumming sloppily all over my social feed, falling asleep on top of me, begging me to...

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Peace by Piece

It’s during the moments when I’m quiet that I foolishly give in to the idea of peace. I should know better by now. With every blow you...

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effervescent me

I am not effusive with emotions, sentiments. some think me unfeeling. on the contrary I feel too much. heart-full reactions often...

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Inner Selves

I want a life that is not chastised by the faces and forces of gloating, scheming, self-important, really unimportant, ignorant to bliss,...

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Map of My Origins

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors My grandparents are all from Sicily, brave, unschooled souls who came through...

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Burnt Tongue

Burnt tongue big bubbles rising from his throat. Lean muscles sunk neck snug in-between white burnout bedsheets. Red eyes veins popping...

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