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July 2016

Last Bird

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Today my youngest leaves my home Today my nest is all my own He packed his things Boxes full U-haul at 8 And off he goes   I kiss his face Each morning before he leaves for work Have a good day Drive safe I pack him lunch I shop for dinner After today It’s so much simpler   Soup and crackers Not much fuss One load of laundry a…

No Chastity Belt

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I’m the cause I’m the reason I’m the type I’m the season   The ruler, king The lord of the land Decreed that women Be bound with chastity belts Keep them in hand   Keep them faithful Never stray Or is it the women They betray Can’t touch herself Only her man Damn, it’s her body I don’t understand   Hey, fuck you asshole I’ll touch and touch And make…

Let It Unfold

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LET IT UNFOLD I pray Outloud and in my head In my car And in my bed At my desk At the sink When I find I’m stuck in “think”   I pray for health, safety, peace And joy for my loved ones I pray for earth And what we’ve done to her   And sometimes when I pray It’s time to just sit and listen Wait and listen For…

Champagne

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The vinegar Has become champagne The past is gone I drop the blame Life is good now Most of my days That’s whole lot more I’d have thought would come my way Sure some days are rough And troubles come up But mostly it’s very good And I’m grateful so much I’m grateful for small things When I cross a deer’s path I’m grateful for large things Let patriotism always…

Colander Brain

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I make it a joke I call it my colander brain The colander you use to drain pasta With little holes Some have bigger holes That’s my brain The holes of memory are getting bigger I remember lyrics and stories to my 40’s Ask me what I did last Tuesday I have no idea I take Xanax by doctor’s order I’m wound tight like a spring I obsessively worry And…

Colander Brain

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I make it a joke I call it my colander brain The colander you use to drain pasta With little holes Some have bigger holes That’s my brain The holes of memory are getting bigger I remember lyrics and stories to my 40’s Ask me what I did last Tuesday I have no idea I take Xanax by doctors order I’m wound tight like a spring That reduces memory It’s…

Prism Girl

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I am a prism I am a lie I am the truth Come inside How is it possible To be me So many sides So many me It’s true I can be oh so good I can hear other moms say, gee “I should” I give and give With a happy heart From my pocket My time, sweat end from start You need a volunteer? Here I am Look look…

Catching Sand

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Friends 57 My friend is 58 I’ve known Anna since I was 14 ….took refuge in her house when my mother’s boyfriend assaulted and tried to rape me Poor like me Ashamed like me Just a girl like me We were good friends Just teenagers growing up together Playing the same stupid pop song 100 times Trying beauty tricks; she ironed my hair and burnt my head We laughed hysterically….

BITE

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I like teeth I like my teeth I was a biter Still will if allowed Still will In a fight Fight to win I fight dirty I like teeth in kissing With a small bite Shared or not Mutually agreed I like teeth to gnarl and growl When I need to express myself. I love my teeth in my laugh when my spirit is open  

Father Time

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Father Time is at my back Telling my face it’s time to crack Calling my eyes that never wore glasses To put them on now, to join all the masses   Telling my memory Hey you’re getting slow Ha, you don’t remember which way to go Forgot what you came into the kitchen for Forgot your keys left in the front door   Um, I know I know you Can’t…