Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Rape Victim’s Memory

She knows there are some things a body must forget like the feel of a stranger’s hand prying knees apart like a stubborn door whose hinges scream out for oil or the rancid smell of breath brushing her neck, presenting … Continue reading

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Free

She learned silence in the womb of her mother’s screams Becoming invisible wasn’t hard when no one wanted you to exist. She became proficient at making herself small around people she loved because she learned love was quiet & unassuming … Continue reading

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The Phone Call

She thinks, I wonder if her knew before he left. I mean, did he have any idea before he left the house that day. Did he know that he would murder a mother’s soul, an unknowing mother who always knew? … Continue reading

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He Knew. She Knew.

Spring The day she saw him in the park she knew. but don’t all women? He asked to photograph her. Wanted to take her picture. Just one—he pleaded. She paused       not because he was a stranger but because his smile  … Continue reading

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Bitter Fruit

standing on the razor blade of indecision she was afraid to move forward. the past taught her that love was a bitter piece of fruit that grew in a tree up out of her reach. one step forward to grab … Continue reading

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His Tortured Soul

  The headline screamed He was Tortured Before He Was Killed as if though he was tortured his entire life. Somehow the suffering he did when he was alive went unnoticed. No one heard his silent cries. He carried his … Continue reading

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I Wanna Hear a Love Song

Why aren’t any of the love songs actually about love? There are songs about longing to love a woman the way she deserves to be loved & songs about walking away from love but nothing about holding onto love as … Continue reading

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A Pain to Swallow Your Own

The silence was enough to drive us all mad. It would have too if we had not finally stopped breathing. It echoed in our brains, this forlorn silence, as we felt the blood draining from our bodies. They would say … Continue reading

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