Hero Zach

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I’m not Zach  I’m not a hero I’m not the amazing hero body on the field I’m not the one who could fight the yield  I’m not Zach  hero I’m older Used and abused  By my own hands Trashed and torn  Again and again Falling  Falling  This time I could not get up I’m not Zach Fading dammit Me Not Zach Always winning  Always got your back Knew him  Knew…

Move

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Get in step Get in line Move in quick  It is my time

Punishing

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Here and there when I needed it I imagined that the family  that marked me an outlier  beneath  ignorant  in drunken stupors befuddled with schemes to steal from the government  and I didn’t want to belong to it lonely very lonely  very unloving of anything but my mind I realized it was not me It was them that helps none 55 years later I am still the over-informed outlier sucking…

Waiting

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The toxic crazy in my head sits in quiet  waiting 

Bottleneck

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In the last week, at minimum, the Trump drama has escalated exponentially like a landslide, and the not-surprising but amusing thing is that all recent events slamming him ….putting Biden’s national ratings at 57% and Trump at 41% (last week’s polls…probably worse already). He looks in terrible health, and a tanning bed can’t fix this….and btw, holy smokes….saw Chris Christie on tv yesterday….he looks years older…it’s a devastating illness. Anyway,…

SAY NO

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TRUMP SCOTUS NOMINEE Amy Coney Barrett Trump did not consider any other candidate but her, though he said he was considering 5 Trump has made clear this week that he wanted to rush his nominee through Senate by Election Day Mitch McConnell has enough votes to push through Barrett’s nomination. Democrats have few options for slowing the nomination. Trump never interviewed anyone else for the job Barrett is a devout…

Treason

Treason

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Divide and conquer Deceive and deflect  Scream vitriol with bulging veins  In your head and neck Bully all within purview  Avoid a look at criminal you 2016 Got lucky didn’t you Played your dirty games political Underhanded  Cheating candidacy, betrayal of lies Constitution just clouds your eyes You won a hollow victory  Deluded yourself with claims of crowds, so-called supporters  The bottom feeders The assault gun hoarders You brought your…

Trigger

Trigger

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Trigger warning Sick of sitting at the shitty, dirty table in the corner of the bar drinking flat soda with my sisters watching my mother laugh and booze it up oblivious to her children, I’d had enough. I’d often had enough. Me and my temper and my mouth. My attitude. My arrogance. My righteousness. No bitch. Not on my time. Not with my sisters. I’m leaving. I told my sisters…

Safe

Safe

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Just when I felt safe

Stealth

Stealth

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Rosemary stuffed 3 cookies into her mouth, chewed and gulped. She really didn’t taste anything. It was more important to hide the package of remaining cookies from Mother. It was and is not easy being a teenage girl; it is definitely not easy being a teenage girl in an Irish Catholic rigid home when you are the only girl with 3 brothers. It is even less easy when your father…