May Day

A kiss upon my shoulder from your lips is greater poetry than I could ever write Soul mate, far away, starcrossed, flame of twins, sometimes almost everything Love blossoms in shadow, somewhere between a secret and a dare, Neruda’s oft love affair All Salt and no Topaz Unrequited recriprocated Seeded …

NaPoWriMo Day 29

Sometimes, I miss you, The parts of you that gaslighted me into believing you could change, An amnesia of horror overcomes me, I long for the parts of you not broken, The parts of you untouched by trauma, The parts of you that would uncover my feet as I slept, …

NaPoWriMo – Day 28

  I am 3 months shy of my Jesus year. Here is a confession: 1 year ago, I escaped his fists, Found safety in what I taught my daughter to call the People’s House – a shelter. Unemployed, Fighting never-ending panic. A caterpillar. My uncles came to me in dreams. …

NaPoWriMo – Day 27, part 2

  Hey, love. With your curly locks growing, You be ever-knowing, I plot on you, Make descendants of this womb, call us tribes. I plan weddings far coming, When I be like Doctor-square-ate I say, we paint flowers of prisms, remembering Princes, exchanging vows of purple seashells, Rings and things, …

NaPoWriMo – Day 27, el remix

  I am a woman who moves mountains. That is why God saw fit to give me big feet and thighs that clap thunder. These mounds rain upon you, Grow lush with life. I do not hide from you or self for fear of finding imperfections, coward. I was born …

NaPoWriMo – Day 25

In all the emptiness between us, now, The necessary silence, Flashbacks of violence, What remains true is that I once loved you, Loved you, deep, penetratingly, raw Open, vulnerable, Insanely. Loved you through your meltdowns, Loved you through your manipulations, Loved you through the fists that made gaping wounds on …

NaPoWriMo – Day 24

All those oceans between us, Rain on the concrete outside, love, I hear you – the resounding tenor of your discomfort, I see you – eyes bloodshot and exhausted, I smell you – and the scent of your breath upon my cheek, love. These hotel sheets wont smell like us …