Love Heals All

What does love heal? Love heals the broken-hearted. Love heals the ones that don’t want to live. Love heals broken promises and bad memories. Love heals the ones who have cuts on their wrists. Love heals the ones who take pills to feel happy. Love heals the ones...

The Marriage of My Return

If I walk up the street, back from Kum-n-Go to get an Icee with Mountain Dew & cherry mixed, I can see all the getter bug traffic buzzing in the backyard. I decide to make the block, strolling ever-so-casually so as not to attract the police and the Black knights...

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved

I didn’t know I loved the birds soaring through the sky. I didn’t know I loved the smell of the rain or fresh cut grass. I didn’t know I loved the way my mom looks at me or the smell of her perfume. I know I can’t turn back the clock, but I...

I Am From

I am from a woman who loved a man. I am from a man who wanted a girl, who did not live to see that girl turn three months old. I am from alcohol. I am from running while my mother picked up the closest thing to her, no matter what it was, to throw. I am from confusion...

Permission To Speak…

It was August if I remember right. We had been texting each other all day trying to make plans to hang out. I knew that it wasn’t a good idea and it was wrong for me to want to go, but that lust and want overpowered and won. My phone went off and he said he was...

Freedom

Freedom? Yeah I’ve heard of it Thought maybe once I was On my way there… Ha! Joke’s on me Another two years older and wearing the same damn yellow suit same fuckin address, same #2 pencils But hey! the commissary got a little better! Movin’ up...