When we fly, you take me higher and further.
We have sat close and visited the past,
maintaining eye contact through the laughter and the tears.
To share the names of my demons, to let you see them and […]
God is a woman.
All you need to do is pay attention to
-the pink watermelon slices and their sticky seeds
-the warm, thick perfumed air of flowers from miles away
-the delightful sweet, pop from […]
Thick book spines,
crack and spread open for me.
Ink smears, paint drips, lead scrapes
a symphony of creativity.
Lesson plans stack, towers of knowledge,
crinkled around the edges, warm from the […]
Last line “Are there any questions?”
History is watching.
Question your humanity.
Any faith will do.
Your silence exposes you.
There is no silent, easy way through this.
Are you ready?
At the blue circus,
women in clenched corsets,
fishnet stockings, and shined shoes –
They were distractions, assistants,
and quiet artists.
Silent, beautiful mothers
of the mo […]
The boogeyman hides in the moon’s shadow,
and under beds never checked.
He steals changelings and replaces them with
They feast on children’s rotten teeth
and then get high
on your […]
Death wore a mask of fireflies when he arrived.
At his command, a cloak of butterflies clung to my shoulders,
fluttering, creating an iridescent heat,
an indigo flame,
an all but strange […]
Fantastical fictioned future
once conceived, it would not leave
just a terrible bedtime song.
Lolly flowers are singing
The tarot cards s […]
Season of the Hunted
Before I learned
to conceal my pink bunny nose and twitchy whiskers,
to hide my shiny, sleek fox tail,
to cover up my sweat,
to slow the pounding of my heart,
I moved and […]
Meet me at the bottom of the river,
where we can no longer speak,
existing beyond the horizon in a current of stars and sighs.
Let me wash you with stardust and rinse you with moonlight.
Let my skin say […]
Dear Cotton Candy Princess,
Who knew that with shaking hands,
you’d kill your captors,
no prince needed.
Who knew that with trembling eyes,
you’d challenge your suitors […]
This body, this ego, this soul –
I’m not sure which, but something is rotten.
Only the Evil Queen knows, but
she’s not making the same mistake twice.
She won’t send the woodsman with his pants around his […]
My childhood tasted like favoritism,
fresh, hot-off-the-grill patriarchy seasoned,
guiltless bites of “don’t talk so loud,
don’t have that opinion, don’t show that much skin.”
Devouring a life long diet of […]
Some of us are
Frail, pale, and shaking
we hunch over –
We retell our tales of abuse and rape
abuse and rape
until it feels like talking about someone […]
I’m so excited! This stretched me so much as a writer and my ability to push through when I feel like I can’t write anymore. Let’s do this!
I’m blinded by love and hate.
In loving you, I hate myself.
I’m bond by hate and love.
Your hate makes it hard to breathe,
so I love you, hoping it’ll be enough.
The Queen of Hearts never wanted children
but when she met Alice,
She had spent a lifetime making mistakes,
cheating on her husband, and eating too much,
but what was she to do during […]
Stars used to dance and fall in love.
They dreamed during the day
and told stories throughout the night.
They were friends with the moons and
guardians of the plants.
Comets taught the stars to shine
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