Holding Tight to Toxicity

What is this thing you do? You don’t wish to die alone and so you hold tight to your humiliator, your abuser, your apathetic acquaintances, your toxic friends… Sit. Think. Continue Reading →

Defining Your Lines (A Story of Self in Rhyme)

Unseen and huddled as she was in full view, she released dangerous tears anew. They flowed beneath her cheeks on the inside, falling to her heart’s emotional lies. A little Continue Reading →

Wearing Hurt

Sturdy, gray cloak —warmth is illusion— never resisting the chill, frayed where the heart cannot hide. Unfaded hurt. Woven barbs in fabric. Unraveled truths… tightening noose wrapping lies. Unworthy garment. Continue Reading →

A Year Ago Today

Photo: CA Hawthorne

A year. I’m feeling nostalgic today as a little pride swells deep inside so I’ll indulge myself and talk about a topic I rarely touch upon. Actually, I haven’t devoted Continue Reading →