Tired of Same Old Endings

Tired of same old endings, in which hopes are slaughtered and tragedy and insanity win. Raised by the bottle, learned to set standards low – still afraid of heights – have fallen as the ground beneath my aspirations crumbled – a certainty under alcohol’s rule. Tired of same old endings, in which self is battered […]

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The Tarnished Sun

I loved him with the passion of a child – he was the sun and I the golden calf – a mutual worship, trust and respect. His words were my sustenance, mother’s lap busy with a baby, older sisters reluctant to embrace a half-sister and unasked for dad. Reassured by his promises, bolstered by his […]

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Walk Away

Maniacal, trigger-crazy big dick resolves nothing with brutality, seeks asylum in insanity, blames confinements for limitations, opinionated, wrongly focused, nerves ungrounded, charged. No wit can end his cycle of oppression, his last fair companion, no longer supportive, contrived investigation, pushed for incarceration unspeakable silence no religion to save┬áhim rejected at every turn delinquent bumped into […]

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Beauty and the Beast Revisited

Met a bear who proclaimed himself man – knew the instant I spotted him, lumbering gait approaching, that he was an animal, feared for my safety, would have retreated, stayed at my mother’s side – sheltered in familiarity – were I not so fixated on his blatant woundedness. Sympathy blinding sensibility, I listened, hypnotized by […]

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