Browsing All posts tagged under »poetry«

Me too

October 18, 2017


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


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.


April 19, 2017


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


  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


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 […]


April 12, 2017


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  


April 12, 2017


sometimes you make me feel like the first day we met you wrote my name down in your journal and circled it with hearts and stars and read it every night in bed and told my name to all your friends and wrote your name beside it and carved it into trees until one day […]