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  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    Cancer is a scary word. When people hear it, it is almost equal to the bars slamming in a jail cell. I equate it with a death sentence. What can you do after you get the diagnosis? Cry? Pray? Beg for more time from the Big Guy in the sky? Is He even listening? Religion has run strong in my blood l...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    My nails cry as my teeth sink into them again. I watch you leave the room; I wonder when you’ll be back. Will you be back? The door slams shut with defiance, because today it’s over. I anxiously scratch at my skin, uncomfortable in The confines around me. And I find myself thinking, Wh...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am dirty and damaged My skin is peeled and burnt; the residual Evidence of what they’ve done to me during ‘play time’. My skin is a ghastly shade of purple; they call me a freak. I am the ruler of the freak toys. I command them with The sheer terror I offer from my nasty features. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Imagine screams and laughter mixed together. Imagine bark, yap, yip. Imagine, “Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to…” Imagine doors slamming, voices raised. Imagine sniffle, sob, whimper. Imagine, “Why do Mommy and Daddy fight?” Imagine squeals and snorts. Imagine crash, kis...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Born a weak, unloved caterpillar She holds an ugly, grotesque past. She crawls and waits for her turn. She trusts the ones she should. She trusts the other caterpillar, But his story is different; too marred to save. She’s betrayed, time and time again. She asks her Lord why? She prays...

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