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Bitch

October 23, 2017

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he does not understand that “bitch” is a word forged in fire a steel that cuts when unsheathed not the only weapon a joke he slings with wild abandon “maybe you shouldn’t be offended” BITCH is what I am called when I reject a man’s tongue in my mouth, a venom I spit out my […]

Me too

October 18, 2017

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A collection of responses to #MeToo…   Safety tips for women Don’t wear your hair up Harder to do on a summer day but that style, my choice, the collection of strands atop my head a perfect place for a hand to grasp “Don’t be a victim” the safety tips begin…     Walk with […]

I don’t answer the phone

April 20, 2017

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Pavlov would have a field day with me. Ring, ring and I’m frozen Make no sudden movements, no loud noises and maybe it will go away. Who knows when that if-then started, when I was taught how bad messages came.

See

April 19, 2017

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When I was born you gave me glasses with which to see the world and though the glass in them was cracked and smudged I made do In due time my eyes grew accustomed to the prescription, they shifted and made friction inside my head and changed I can’t take these glasses off if I […]

8 ways I remember my mother

April 14, 2017

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  1 Wanting desperately to share with her everything I knew would make her happy things we had in common things I knew would make room for itself inside of her heart little ways I could write my name in her heart beside them “this came from me”   2 A Marlboro red freshly lit […]

Living right

April 13, 2017

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there are times I think about how shitty life can be because people are really awful and you and I must watch and see   a world destroy itself humanity torn apart but one thing keeps me going when times get really hard:   one day I’ll be dead and one day you’ll be dead […]

Painting

April 12, 2017

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I can’t write sober I must become fluid must loosen up shake up wake up unlock pour myself out like a kicked over paint can spilling color all over the place