INSANITY

Sometimes we slip sideways.

The noise around us gets in our head.

And crowds out rationality.

Fear of stigma can shut us down.

When what really need is to sing, or dance,

and failing that, scream.

I Asked the Moon

I Asked the Moon

I asked the moon what it was to be brave Then I asked the moon what it was to be a woman And the moon referred me to my first...

I am the Secret Sister

I am the Secret Sister

I am the oldest of five. But my step-mother refuses to acknowledge me as a member of the family. I find out about family events through the grapevine, but I am never invited nor welcome to attend. I try to keep up a a somewhat timid correspondence with my natural...

The Jinro Diaries

The Jinro Diaries

As soon as a few sips of the Jinro and Pineapple juice entered my blood stream, my self-defeating-pseudo-apathy mutated into self-righteous justification, yes, anger. Anger at the lies, deceit, drama. Theirs and mine. All of ours. Human beings. A twisted lot....

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

I was eating myself in my selfishness Becoming emptier, vaster and dark. Eating the world yet never satiating the longing. A hole gaped open inside me ...vacuuming... Stirring the cyclone, the whirlpool of pain. Myself at the center of my own tragedy, Autonomous...