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Sleep steadily slips from my aching eyelids

desperate for one more hour of escape

of reflection

of p…

Published 4 years ago.


My 15-year-old son hugged me yesterday

My teenage daughter begged me for a bedtime story

My husband …

Published 4 years ago.


A shameful smile lurks in the corner

of every fold of fat

and widening waistline

gleefully posted by…

Published 5 years ago.

Unlikely Romance

Hey ditty ditty, the cat or the kitty

the cow jumped over the moon

But her heels didn't make it

So s…

Published 5 years ago.

Better Broken

Sometimes broken means better

sometimes failure means experienced

means strong enough for the storm

Published 5 years ago.

Maybe we can still be friends

A bright pink teddy bear was banished to the back of the closet

And its glassy eyes shimmer with pai…

Published 5 years ago.

Yes and No

I wanted to say yes

to the invitation to dinner

to the offer of company

to the slanted smile in your…

Published 5 years ago.

The Stages of Revolution

To meet our unmet expectations

We will scrape off our old perceptions

to grow shiny new understandin…

Published 5 years ago.

The Long Road

The glowing lights of my destination blaze fearlessly on my horizon

Clearly defined against the daw…

Published 5 years ago.

My Worst Enemy

I’m caught in a raging sea of should’s, helplessly flailing against the tide I've created. Through t…

Published 6 years ago.

Letter to the Editors

Letter to the Editors


You are drowning us in a cacophony of words

your verbal vomit spewing with t…

Published 6 years ago.

Sorry David

When I try to picture a faultless face

I see smooth marble curving easily over defined musculature

Published 7 years ago.

Learning to Live With Pain

God how she hated the burden on her limbs

That muddied her air and scratched at her skin

She resente…

Published 7 years ago.


If only, if only, the broken mom cries

You chose to look up and not text while you drive

My shattere…

Published 7 years ago.

Baby Steps

I don’t want to be a hypocrite

Who gives theories as mentors

In place of the action I crave

But I’m …

Published 7 years ago.


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