Shame

SHAME consciousness of foolish behavior  a painful feeling of humiliation  IS exist  NOT opposing understatement  AFRAID fearful of consequences  undesirable feeling of fear  TO in motion  BE take place SPOKEN say something 

The Currency of Love

Whoever said “love don’t cost a thing” lied  Cause, when you Add up the broken heart of the whole  With each shatter, fragment multiply the tolls Combine that with every tear shed  Factor in every hollow word  Then increase all the confusion  Triple it with empty promises  Double the dimensions …

Thief

thief  Whose hands are these? thief Hands that furiously stole my words thief Hands that clawed at my larynx thief My words have been abducted thief Debarked by jealousy thief Hands that choked my voice box thief Hands that lack trust thief Hands that live a lie thief Hands that …

Dear Subscriber

April is national poetry month. I will write a single poem each day this month. Out of respect for you and in an effort to avoid flooding your inbox, I have disabled email notifications for all poems written during this month. The poems will appear on this site, read at …

Power Less

Power Less Appearing, Disappearing, then re-appearing Unmasking Unraveling converting sound waves into electrical energy Appearing every syllable a simile comparing violations Disappearing, to passionate hate-filled words yelled lightly Unraveling stolen voices false accusations Unmasking lessening the ability power restored, brightly     April is National Poetry Month, and for the …

Being Brave

brave brāv/ adjective   ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage. For nearly 18 months, I walked around with a closed wound caused by an accident that occurred rapidly. On the outside, there was visual evidence of trauma, severe lacerations. I wore restrictive bandages trying to protect …