The gift of giving

wilting treesand houses built on sinkholeslost traditions, andblood lines soaking into the eartheating away at the long-forgotten corpses of our lineagebroken mirrors holding disfigured reflectionsof little brown girlswith twisted mouths and charred fingertipsthese rest on creaky floor boardsand against old wooden wallsdraped in white sheetsbooks with no spinespages out of order and words that don’t […]

Nobody loves you when you’re down

These diseases make you unlovable Nobody loves me when I’m down. And can only see the swarm of darkness closing in on me. My eyes must look so small and bloodshot—fighting to see through bright flashes of light: alarms that never snoozed, constant and jarring. Nobody recognizes me when I’m breaking. Code, character, promise, or […]

educate the masses

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece To teach toleranceRequires a level of tolerance I simply do not possessAnd compassion for the ignorantWho deem themselves not so violentBecause they only pay the company that makes the gunsAnd guns don’t kill people/People—men with pent up emotions from childhoodWomen who believe themselves exemptCowards hiding from […]