Missing

Have you seen her – the child we lost, the one who lost herself? born to a sister breasts not yet ripe for motherhood’s call a passenger on a perilous ride, sweetness eclipsed by a cacophony of raised voices the wails of women helplessly trapped a smothering drama; how easily she escaped slipped from our […]

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Narcissus and Echo

A tragic flaw does not always a hero make. She thought it did – despite her beauty, despite the Zeus’ who pursued her; she set her sights on the unattainable. Was it self-degradation or the sting of a jilted spouse that tarnished her – either way she lost her voice, her autonomy shattered. He tolerated […]

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No Words

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
I have no words that will change your plight. I cannot undo the past nor change the course of your life. I am powerless to rescue, fix, or uplift you in your time of need. Please know that I see you, know that in my heart I weep.…

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Family Trappings

Mother, twice married, conveys reluctance, exaggerates fear – charted history obstacles a given. Father’s outing perpetuates disconnection anxiety replacing communication group wishes null Sister desires crack – living spectacle – addiction barrier to forgotten privilege Husband’s end plan race transmissions – dispossessed of direction – a dreamer Fodder for gossip – elaborate gong show – […]

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Tragedy Visits

Something’s happened to Billy! I shot bolt upright in bed.  He had just been here.  I saw him standing at the end of my bed, but that was not possible:  Billy lived miles away in the country and it was the dead of winter.  How could he have gotten here? I lay back down on […]

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