Coming of Age

Green eyes captivate, he whispers, warm hand resting on youthful thigh Stomach somersaults reviled by whiskey breath yellowed fingers clutching Not these eyes! I stand tossing my drink in his face; coming of age moment.

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Inside, I Scream

(Warning:  trigger) It wasn’t for want of terror – inexplicable horror caused me to quake There was no one to hear – a remote lair, boarded ensured the perfect crime Even in the aftermath – self erased, movement adrenalin automaton Even then, no sound, voice stifled by guilt certainty blame was mine Art of dissociation […]

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The Lady Calls It

Shipwrecked – tossed ashore by blatant lies, women’s cries lost in political gales Collins says #MeToo is valid, should be continued Just not this time Might as well throw one life preserver for the millions drowning Hope GOP have their own life jackets handy for the tsunami that is imminent. (Written for 50 Word Thursday.)

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Can We Talk About It?

As mothers, who are concerned, as sons, who are seeking guidance, as daughters, for whom our fears mount? I don’t have the answers, maybe not even the beginning of a response, but I’m trying to get through to some level of sensibility, need to know what it takes to instill respect, to restore reverence for […]

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