Cry me a River

When rest has unfamiliar names, And coping skills of olden days Our smaller-selves compete to reign. Her’clean attempts to ascertain Control leap, unfettered, through the brain. Best plans of mice or men mislaid, For the flood oft thought disdained Taken over and reframed In words of weakness and of shame. Truth obscured though still the... Continue Reading →

Gurl, Don’t be an Assh*le

Last week I was traveling with my toddler on the last leg of our long journey. She was exhausted and had not seen her father in eight days. The last time she and I flew, she could sit on my lap. Now, two and half years old and screaming bloody murder, she had to sit... Continue Reading →

The Depot

Intersecting dreams Bulging seams Baggage of yesterday Last month Last year…. When we started packing, It is never clear. But in they went, The Harsh words hurled, The Dreams deferred, The Masks The armor The weight your bare. Bags bulging Hopes high Brining every piece of our disguise False laughter Fearful joy The baggage of... Continue Reading →

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