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 Lie They Told

The Lie They Told

I was told you were a traitOwned by an immortalGiven to jealousy & rage From the beginningYou were black and shadedDark ink, ominous skies You were hopeWith pending doomJust a narrow escape I was told you were free-For a price Unconditional-Depending on me...
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...