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...
I Saw You

I Saw You

I pretended, spared your pride Never whispered to the neighbors I never accused you Pointed the finger Played dirty or strung you up I didn’t ask questions Interrogate you Put up walls or play games So you saw me as small Insignificant And you dismissed me...
How the Villain is Made

How the Villain is Made

The villain is not made In darkness and shadow But in light, stark and burning From the angel, the saint, the hero Fallen stars, all And we among them The one day our tongue lashed The one day we snapped The one day we bled Forget the masterpiece We got human on it...