The Fall and Rise of Me (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 The Fall and Rise of Me (2013)

Raggedy Anne I Am Not (2013)

I am not a rag doll you can use (and abuse) then toss aside when you're done playing. It doesn't work that way - at least not in my world. I gave you nearly everything. But I tell you this - you will never take my soul. So play your games have your fun. As … Continue reading Raggedy Anne I Am Not (2013)

So You Want To Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski

if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, … Continue reading So You Want To Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski

Hearing Loss (1989)

Twenty-three years later, we are STILL not listening... The world, it seems to me, has become quite deaf, if not dumb. No one appears to be listening to anyone else. We talk just to hear our own voices, turning a (nearly) deaf ear on the cries of our home - the planet earth. Which, due … Continue reading Hearing Loss (1989)