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Ocean Rescue – Fail

Ocean Rescue – Fail

When I was ten, my daddy-Monster carried me out of the Pacific Ocean, yet failed to rescue me. Ten years old:One decade of domestic violence.One decade of explosive terror –from daddy-Monster. My parents drive usto Southern Californiato visit relativesand enjoy the...
Enough

Enough

I’ve had enough of foodAnd the way it makes me feelA necessary evil, at once requiredBut not enough to heal. A simple joy served upOne fist after anotherWould it be too much to ask…No, I shouldn’t even bother. The weight adds upThe pain compoundedJust a little more...
The Fireplace

The Fireplace

I am made of red brick, with a smoke patinafrom when I decide to belch smoke back into the housejust for fun. The girl in this house, she loves me.She loves to lay on the floor, watching the colors in the fire.Sometimes adding little wax color pots, she makes in egg...
Mommy From Heaven

Mommy From Heaven

A short poem written in my mother's voice, talking to me from heaven. Dear little Sammy, I think of you nowHow I managed to raise you I will never know how Although you were born into a world of deep shameI loved you and gave you your grandfather’s name There were...
ONE UNIFIED VOICE

ONE UNIFIED VOICE

I can’t hear you, we’re so far apart. I don’t understand you; no common ground. In this place of anger, all I hear is judgement,  blame and condemnation. I feel great pain, knowing I can’t hear you, and that you can’t hear me. The agony of not ...
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