Parenting the Teen

Parenting the Teen

I know he makes you crazy I know she’s infuriating Hug him anyway Tell her you love her Battles will wage Time will pass Gray hairs emerge And wrinkles surface In the midst of anger Frustration and worry Hug her anyway Tell him you love him Laying awake at night...
The Truth About Chronic Pain

The Truth About Chronic Pain

If they could fix me They would feel better- About themselves. They never listen Only diagnose And troubleshoot Because to sit and be silent Is to be powerless- Be powerless with me. And who can do that? I’ve hid my pain Behind a disguise Because always Every stop...
The Exhibit of Love

The Exhibit of Love

I used to fear you Your unwelcome arrival Long, unwanted stays I did not know your name So I called you “the nothing” You left me empty Stranded at sea Wandering the desert I twitched and paced Restless, loud The cage of my mind Carrying on I hated the scenery At the...
Without a Word

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...
The Asylum

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...
Warning Label

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...
Love Letter to The White Coats

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

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...