“You can run around and try to get others to notice your light, all the while causing your flame to flicker and waver.  Or you can simply shine, simply be. You can become a flame of such brightness and ferocity that others cannot help but come and investigate.”

I write my story not because it is better or more important than anyone else’s story.  I write my story with the hope others will remember their story. I hope they will remember it matters.  The pain, heartache, and all their sad chapters can still be sewn into a beautiful book with an incredible ending. After all, everyone has a story that counts.

Without a Word

Sorry I left, Walked away, No explanation, Only silence I wanted to tell you ...Goodbye I wanted to explain ...Why But then I couldn’t. You always stood A head taller You always spoke A little louder You were the planet I orbited Your gravitational pull Your magnetism...

The Asylum

I know this place I know these streets I know the weather The back of my hand I know this house I dream of it at night The halls and walls Untouched by time I know how to enter Camouflage my wings Submerge 'neath the abyss And live without air It’s a rigorous routine...

Warning Label

Oh... Didn’t you see my warning label? The waiver form on my skin? The fine print running down my spine? Beneath the pervasive knot in my neck- And my rather large, buxom backside? It tells the story of me. Not elegant and graceful Smooth and refined No. Bumbling and...

Love Letter to The White Coats

Hello Heinous human being In your white jacket Collecting virtue from the devil's arse Serving the medical machine -god of human sacrifice Only sick fucks and bags of dicks need apply So that- When I walk into your office Dread swelling in my gut Staring at your...

A Funny One

She’s a funny one It’s true The faces Remarks, antics Maybe no one will notice Broken parts Missing pieces Never quite right. But such a full, ready laugh Mischievous Fun, silly- For her time in the light. Broken things Stay on shelves In the shadows Why? Why are some...

Reputation Be Damned

Yes, it's true. I push boundaries. I ignore rules. I don't always fit in. If there were a flock of mixed birds all hanging out, I would probably be the awk-weird one with a funky gallop, crazy eye, and obnoxious call. I am unapologetically me. For years, I wasted away...

Start Again…With Kindness: Guest Writer Nicole VanHaren

Sometimes the only thing you can do is let go and embrace new beginnings. Too often life gets way to hard, overly complicated, dramatic, and just plain messy. Is it possible to start over and not feel like you’re starting at square one? The past few years have been...

The old god

The old god The one from the sky And moldy pages Peculiar stories Conflicting accounts How did you get back in? When the doors were locked, The windows sealed... How did you find this pulse? Crawl back under this skin? Sink your teeth back in? How ever did you find...

4 am

4 am The pause Pitch black Eerie silent Darkest hour And no one moves Or feels Or hears Or sees It is a hidden hour A time to turn away Too bleak Too black Without soul Utterly exposing Is it strange? So very peculiar? How much I love you, 4 am? Your silence Crisp,...

Very Human

I'm a crumbly little thing A recipe missing a key ingredient Stumbling Fumbling Clumsy and foolish But I know Later in the silence In the midnight hour Reviewing Filtering Like a photo Editing Like an essay Cringing at that "one thing" That one moment That one...