She would have married her rapist at fourteen Had it been pushed. No guy wants to date a girl That has been raped. Damage goods- that’s what they called them. Within our own communities- often- they got sent To monasteries out in Siberia. To silence them. Seeking forgiveness and give them healing and peace WhichContinue reading “Damaged Goods”
It was like we were polar opposites But so much alike in a chase for adrenaline. I didn’t even have to look at him To know he was looking at me. I wondered if he thought of me the same way- How I thought I him. Alone in his thoughts When the crowded rooms feltContinue reading “Polar Opposites”
He told her to meet her at the box. The one on 23rd street. He’d buy her dinner. There was a particular canary he wanted her to hear. “It wasn’t about the singer,” he said. Just the lyrics that happened to make him Think of her. She smiled. Of course. She always smiled when he madeContinue reading “23rd Street”
They gave me warnings. Friend of friends. He said he saw the devil. I thought he just needed the light. He said I was beautiful. That was weird to me. I felt like the ugly duckling. I hated myself. I wanted to kill myself at 8. I stared in the mirror telling myself What aContinue reading “Timeline”
Like the answer lay hidden In the footsteps of an old dance Once following the rhythm to Beethoven’s Moonlight- Sharp seas roaring in the distance Off minor cliffs where the waves Bring remnants of the wreckage.