Fear Like a Tarantula

Fear, like a tarantula, descends on me, lands on my sense of responsibility I am unhinged, panicked think only of casting it off repulsed by its ugliness its unbearable horror its unnatural weight and then I remember that terror can be illusory and tarantulas are fragile too and I control my impulse recognize that it […]

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In-just-ice

Be done short patience, chores!  I need libation (preferably organic) – not that I’m dependent I’m just a bit anxious, could use a boost of fun, imbibing makes me less mechanical, loosens edges none of that hard stuff, a little nip will do, keep the dream alive – feeling a little lame here, seems my […]

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Shed Insecurity

At what point does insecurity subside, shift into confidence, or are we destined to infinite life lessons, half-hearted attempts at moving on, convinced that the past holds the answers, not willing to admit there is no going back, and what does that even mean? We elevate the educated to positions of power, never questioning the […]

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The Pen Is To Blame

This is pen is far too vociferous, illuminates the disabled rage, dismissing my concerns, as if outgoing messages are company for its dispassionate agenda. No privacy for ailing, sleeping, I would physically eject the offending appendage, but cannot bear reopening of wounds, recognizing the sins are mine, no matter how unintentional. Words can be a […]

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Martyr’s Lament and Superwoman’s Dark Side

MARTYR’S LAMENT I woke before dawn and drove through blinding snowstorms for you. I was lost, but without faltering, I altered course, and when I could drive no further, I set out on foot, navigating treacherous snow and ice, risking my life, pushing forward against all odds for you. So that you could get where […]

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Relocate. Reset.

Mom said she was going to leave Dad couldn’t take it anymore we moved. Relocate. Reset. Bullying at school was out of control I couldn’t take it anymore we moved. Relocate. Reset. Truancy became a problem then there was the rape school said I had to go Relocate. Reset. Sisters moved back home one unhinged,  […]

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Sleeping Alone

Sleeping alone – so intrusive – a child born of so many intentions awash in a trail of barricades I cope, cook up breezes, strike wet ground, stuff myself to satiate the onslaught ground rapidly shifting – Earth Mother exerting presence – too stubborn, I turn away Look for God, but my cup keeps moving […]

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Garbage Night

Don’t take out the garbage during a black out – alligators prowl in blackened streets, lurk curbside waiting for the unsuspecting – I’ve seen them, chasing the pedestrian, my screams ineffective; witnessed the brave returning from the night disheveled and shaken Was it the alligator? I ask with all the compassion of I-told-you-so. No, comes […]

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