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January 26, 2018

Rainy days help me think about what matters to me,

away from the crowds of people who judge, criticize, and look for recurring themes.

Out my window I see possibility and hope,

beyond the pain that makes life harder to cope.

Every day, I wonder about my heart and soul,


January 25, 2018

Finding a fifty dollar bill 

on Friday the 13th 

didn't justify the hospital wristband. 

That was close to losing 

the doll that looked like me. 

The red-stained 

battery acid that 

ate her back away 

reminded me of totaling 

my first car 

outside the church. 

Plowed into an...

January 25, 2018

The day I tell my therapist about my rapes, it is raining. I am wearing a hoodie and more eyeliner than usual; when she asks why I seem upset, I dissociate and tell her a story about something I try hard to never think about.

I’ve got issues, I probably say. I don’t rem...

January 21, 2018

Doubt is a drawstring

curling one into

a hunched girl

In a cave

Unraveled by a hint of faith

slowly she emerges

into the light

Her back straightens 

eyes open wide 

with a deep breath

fear slips aside

January 15, 2018

Every New Year’s comes with change, and with change comes the call for resolutions: trying new things, achieving long-term goals, and becoming your best self. On her way to the local coffee shop for hot chocolate, Marina saw the pole. Flyers upon flyers covered it adve...

January 2, 2018

It's the time of year
when you hear
of the relatives
getting older
in declining health.

Hoping it isn't true
analyzing your connections
Remembering those
already passed
through the veil
knowing you are just
a breath away yourself.

Time marches on
each tick of the clo...

January 1, 2018

The Earth must freeze before it breaks into spring, a few stars must die for new ones to be born, the heaven must claim some souls as others begin a new journey and, the old year must come to an end for the new one to begin. Death and Birth, twin sisters are hard to te...

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