Memory Jigsaw

Memory Jigsaw

The powerpoint was perfectly laid out; She really is a talented teacher. Too many people disregard the power Of a well spoken lecture. Too many people don’t know shit. It was on the way memory works. So get this: dopamine is…

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I can press my womanhood into the void

I can press my womanhood into the void

Ghost imprint in the wall holds a hand shape Small boy presses into brick and mortar to disappear Invisibly thin sucking in his air – forgets to release an exhale No noise invisible boy becomes fresh paint As he dries on…

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WOMBAN

WOMBAN

A woman is not a metaphor for a punching bag. A woman is not a metaphor for prey or scapegoat or blame. If fists have ever landed on the same place as kisses, or force has ever replaced camaraderie, if “fun”…

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How many more lives will be lost?

How many more lives will be lost?

Pop! Pop! Pop! Three lives lost. A refrain as familiar to American ears as “Jingle Bells” Are we numb? Deaf? I wonder. Where is the outrage? Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Five lives lost.A mother uses her body as a shield,…

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The Silver Sharpie Prophecy

The Silver Sharpie Prophecy

The prophecy is written in silver sharpie on the girls’ bathroom wall, “Jamey Jenson Class Whore ’94”. Jamey’s stomach lurches as the words sink in. She wants to puke. Instead, she pulls down her pants and sits on the toilet, wishing…

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Oscar Wilde Performs Surgery on the Wizard

Oscar Wilde Performs Surgery on the Wizard

This one time, Oscar Wilde removes my eyes with a silver spoon and replaces them with Dorian Gray’s eyes he declares, “If eyes are windows to the soul… then let them be fictitious may they never look old and tired.” we‘re…

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Gypsy Goddess

Gypsy Goddess

You’re a gypsy when it comes to life and love… what with your crazed desires your lofty ideas your wild push and pull ~ your wandering essence knows no rest. Your feet are forever on the ground, ensconced in the finery…

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Happy Mom’s Wine Club

Happy Mom’s Wine Club

Drink wine: Wine is classy Smart moms drink wine Exhausted moms drink wine If you wear slippers and pajamas, then it’s cute There are detractors, of course, including: When did it becomes acceptable for mothers to drink every night? If you…

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