This Is How It Happens

Cherubic and reekinggrief’s pallor heavyhe comes to me Of course, he doesI am schooled in compassionseldom flinch at raw pain I attend to the woundslisten; reassurebut I am weary My own sorrow unattendedloss and betrayal an inner bleedknow I have only so much to give But he is not alone,there is anothera mere child… Cherubic […]

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This Big Old House

Bought myself a big, old house with a myriad of rooms; needed it to accommodate all those I wanted to please – it’s what I do. Learned it living in a house full of children – adults that were children – do it to compensate for never having been a child. Raised my own family, […]

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Self Portrait in Colours

Found an old diary – days when I prayed to the angels, painted myself white, believed in a God that cared about personal forever after – painted myself pathetic. Took me back to days of heartbreak, when I pined after a man, noncommittal, painted myself pink – an altruistic heart yearning after unrequitable love, willing […]

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The Narcissist’s Argument

My wife stayed up all night, waited for my sisters arrival; told her they would get here when they get here, but still she remained vigilant – would rather lose sleep than let go. Cooked them a late night meal, even though I told her one is watching her figure and the other precise in […]

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What Is It About Me?

Intelligent woman, moderately attractive, seeks insignificant man – expectations minimal, availability unimportant (avoiding commitment) accepts hollow vows. Funny, entertaining – life of the party – suitable for social outings, work place functions, and other excursions not requiring intimate input from mate. Am willing to set aside reason, subjugate self to abuse and rejection in exchange […]

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