Lucid

I see her body from afar Facedown on a mountainside Head pointing to the river below She rises, stiff as a board, frozen Or dead, who lifted her, unsaid Outlined, illuminated in flame Undead Thawed Where are we going and why do we have to go so far? The look on your face first thing…… Continue reading Lucid

The Box

It’s summer, the time when I am supposed to be the happiest. Gardening, butterflies, flowers and all the other things I think I need in order to survive what’s coming. But I hate the way the air feels, with it’s wildfire red sunsets reminding me that the world really is on fire and it’s just…… Continue reading The Box

A Start

The first thing I wrote and shared that wasn’t a college paper or a work report. Shared on Facebook in 2015… “People hold a monumental amount of power. If we allow ourselves to recognize that when we interact with others, no matter the circumstance, we have the choice to either be nice or to be…… Continue reading A Start

Vulture Culture

I had a feeling my world was amiss. I’d been dizzy, foggy, confused, listless. There was familiarity there, beside me, dog-like loyalty. Curiosity kept pulling at the leash, trying to change my direction. An auspicious white light in the distance caught my eye, illuminated by freshly sprouted emerald grass. My stomach turned, my heart skipped.…… Continue reading Vulture Culture

Family Values

*TRIGGER WARNING – CONTENT CONTAINS REFERENCES TO CHILD ABUSE* The family values three squares at the table A nightly ritual force fed to the masses To bring us together in peace and harmony Share the day around our daily bread Bred from chaos A show more riveting than any on tv Girl watches from a…… Continue reading Family Values

Shaken

Shaking my head in disbelief believe in love your self love hate relationship rules the roost forever in the dark I see in your eyes reflected in the mirror that swallows me whole I get stuck in my throat and can’t breath take deep breaths take another drink that spills out of my mouth along…… Continue reading Shaken

Freedom

And so I keep talking Until the tears Stop falling And so I keep walking Until the path Is worn solid And so I keep looking Until the hereafter Reveals peace And so I keep writing Until the words Speak truth And so I keep fighting Until my heart Belongs to me And so I…… Continue reading Freedom