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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 2 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 2 years ago.

The Stages of Revolution

To meet our unmet expectations

We will scrape off our old perceptions

to grow shiny new understandin…

Published 2 years ago.

The Long Road

The glowing lights of my destination blaze fearlessly on my horizon

Clearly defined against the daw…

Published 2 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 3 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 4 years ago.

Sorry David

When I try to picture a faultless face

I see smooth marble curving easily over defined musculature

Published 4 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 4 years ago.


If only, if only, the broken mom cries

You chose to look up and not text while you drive

My shattere…

Published 4 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 4 years ago.

Maybe it's a sign

I don’t know when I stopped

the daily painting of my face

On a Monday?

Maybe a Sunday

or some other…

Published 4 years ago.

Yellow Beats Purple Black-and-Blue

I broke the mountains majesty

To get beneath her skin

To show the truth of buried beauty

And the gol…

Published 4 years ago.


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