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Hidden Disability

Hidden Disability

I was asked to write about myself – my hidden disability. Injured at work, determined to be permanent injuries by their own doctors, they called me a liar because they could not see my injuries. They bullied me. They threatened me. They pushed me within an inch of my...
A Reminder

A Reminder

They say family is bloodIt’s thicker than waterthat bond runs deepthat nothing runs deeperthan mother and daughterThey say your siblings are your lifelinethat without them, you will flatlineSo cutting family ties feels like slaughterwound open, blood gushing,system...
The Disconnection

The Disconnection

We are in the self check-out line, he was waiting for me to finish, his little girl- maybe 5? -by his side.She says “Daddy can we get this popcorn?” He is staring vacantly into space, looking angry- it seems well worn, the angry look, as if he puts it on...
Incest Trilogy

Incest Trilogy

(The following includes content that some may find offensive or disturbing). I.I Won’t Leave MeCan you help me with my problem?No …I don’t really want to help you; I onlywant to feel ok myself ….What’s wrong with that?I don’t know...
Dancing Myself home

Dancing Myself home

(The following includes content that some may find offensive or disturbing). “Really, you are just dancing yourself home.” This is the thought that bubbles through in mid-wake, mid-sleep, this morning. I have been sitting, sitting, sitting, (every day for weeks now)...
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