The Twelfth

(Looking in a full length mirror lightly undressing after a day. She’s picking at her imperfections while speaking.) This is the 12th night.  The 12th night that his incessant snoring won’t echo through the halls. The 12th night I’ll be able to stretch and not have to...

‘Round Here

‘Round here: Grounds keep us grounded. Eagle eyes. Energized. For morning commutes to big booming business Or big mama’s bedside ‘Round here:  We sacrifice Sow so diligently It’s sensible that the grounds we trod would feel obliged to show gratitude....

How Does Anguish Taste?

Wound festering with beguiled treachery Finding solace in the last places we ought to be Seeking our salvation from a white-faced deity Needing to jump and shout to feel our inherent electricity Not realizing we’d stifled our power a long time ago Flesh freshly...

What Is It To Be A Human Being?

What is it to be a human being? Striving for a perfection we’ll never meet? Apologizing for erring while inhabiting this humanity? Posturing ourselves as if we can truly plan anything All the while knowing this life is rife with uncertainty Caught so deeply in...

Self Love

This story isn’t a fairy tale or a fantasy at all Yet an appeal to the public to truly analyze the imps that we misinterpret as being small. Attacking someone’s self-esteem is no way to love them at all. Quick to disregard adolescent cries We’ve forgotten that we were...