Harbinger

Words spoken don’t always make it so Rather, action is the harbinger of truth revealed layer by layer petal by petal moment by moment Behavior bears fruit to stoke the fires of redemption of motivation of creation It’s a dance spinning out of control designed to chase away every demon A cathartic salve it soothes those deep wounds hidden in unsent letters and private rants framed … Continue reading Harbinger

Family Ties

Elusive, like shadows in the water Static electricity that hums just before it sparks A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness There’s an invisibility to it, this connection A chain-reaction that builds as one after another after another is born to women who are sisters, to women who are daughters in a family creating its own legacy Bonds illuminated by the blood they share … Continue reading Family Ties

Never Forget

Not so long ago, a world made of glass slowly reached an impasse At war with tenacious beliefs bolstered by the timidity of belief distorted They waited for dark times to pass Cracks begin to form — soon, a crevasse Devastation ensued en masse Repercussions sorted by leaders they’d once courted in this world made of glass Counting minutes passing through an hourglass Desperately hiding … Continue reading Never Forget

Silent Battles

She suffers in silence, alone Her outward appearance, deceptive as her body wages war on itself crippling joints, a slow-motion stranglehold   Her outward appearance, deceptive Some days are good while others succumb to that slow-motion stranglehold as it tightens its grip Her counter attack, a cornucopia of pills — yellow, pink, orange   Still, some days are good enough to balance those when she … Continue reading Silent Battles

No Nevermind

Often alone, even on Visiting Day, she wandered the halls in her threadbare robe shuffling heel to toe, heel to toe and muttered nevermind, no nevermind, no Always following the same path driven by melodies of her youth she’d find a patch of sunlight there by the windows covered in bars the scent of roses overpowered the antiseptic the laughter of children blocked moans of … Continue reading No Nevermind

Hypocrisy

Thankful for her free spirit She is oblivious to the stares as knowing glances are exchanged and snarky smirks are barely disguised What does it say when those that remind our children to be kind delight tearing down the quirkiness of another? I suppose it is human nature, that fragile façade, to condemn those that are different from what society dictates as “normal” Hypocrisy lurks … Continue reading Hypocrisy