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I See You – I Hear You

I See You – I Hear You

To my innocent inner child:I am you, from your future.I see you in an old photograph,from sixty years ago. You are four years old.You see daddy-Monster behind the camera.I see the frozen terror and distrust on your face.You have every reason to be scared. I feel the...
Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding

I study an old photograph from sixty-five years ago.My parents are cutting their wedding cake.I see Mom, three months pregnant, scared and uncertain, younger than her appearance.I see daddy-Monster, arrogant and dominant, younger than his appearance, with a predatory...
Breath (a poem to myself)

Breath (a poem to myself)

Breathe, breathe deeply.The past trauma is gone.Scream if necessary.Exhale the injustice, the violence, the gaslighting.Inhale the fresh air of peace.Exhale the predators – they are long gone.Inhale the fight for freedom.Exhale the past abuse.Inhale the years of...
Generational Violence

Generational Violence

Note to my fellow travelers: A significant and meaningful part of my healing journey involves confronting my abusers through my writing. Here is one such poem. Dear Great-Great Grand-Monster:I don’t know you.I never met you.I’m glad I never met you. But I’ve read some...
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