Gabby Petitto

Important lessons to learn from Gabby’s tragic life and death. Based on the body camera video posted by the officers who pulled Gabby and her fiancé over for suspicious driving, some viewers assumed Gabby was suffering from mental illness and Brian was the stable one.Some people may have assumed both partners were equally abusive and … Continue reading Gabby Petitto

‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas (Trigger Warning)

'Twas the fight before christmas and all through the house Shrieked one final scream of a drunken man's spouse As she lay on the floor, not one eye did she flutter When the final punch came, not one word did she mutter The children were crying, hid under their beds With visions of dad hitting … Continue reading ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas (Trigger Warning)

Home – 2013

angry words stab like a sword get out of my face a quiet anger vitriolic haunting please yourself a fine line between love and hate you ripped my heart out my lover my tormentor how could you be so cruel? shattered broken humiliated I didn't deserve this with clenched fist and gnashed teeth no longer … Continue reading Home – 2013

Appearances (on PTSD)–Trigger Warning–

Picking Up the Pieces

I still see his face from time to time

lurking in the shadows

undulating in and out of visibility as the branches bend and sway

in the wind that disguises his voice into an indiscernible drone

that still manages to fill my heart with terror in its silence.

Still I hear the words echoing out as they play across bare, dried bark

tired from the battles waged in the winter months and in desperate want of rain.

He hisses at me from the past

warning me that he isn’t really gone.

It only seems that way

as I walk into the store, carelessly strolling and meandering through the fluorescent rivers of tile

parting the tension in the air like the waters of the Red Sea.

His footfalls silently shuffle along beside me

as he watches my every move,

hands tucked behind his back,

eyes piercing holes through my skull and

suspiciously analyzing…

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