I’m tired of being fucking reasonable Of having to be calm, cool, collected I want to be angry. I want to be mad. I want to claim my birthright. Hysteric. It has been calling to me for the longest Through the ages from mitochondrial eve Adam probably called her a bitch too. I’m […]
laughing babies laugh insane when they see their mother’s pain thy father wanes laughing babies will never be the same This poem was written in response to the prompt for a family portrait poem. The picture I immediately thought of when getting to write was a picture of my mother and I. I am laughing and […]
howl at the moon child for the Lord your pain is not vain
The queen has fallen. The queen is dead. Long live the republic in my head.
Spring is my favorite time to die I watch the days fly pass As death lingers in the solitary crags
*Author’s Note: Poem originally appeared on AllPoetry.com Penny for your thoughts Quarter for your crisis No, my daughter wasn’t kidnapped by ISIS She’s insane you see She’s lost her memory She won’t get help She fucking hates me She thinks I took her baby What left of it there was She thinks […]
*Author’s Note: Poem originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Spectra, the literary magazine of Louisiana State University at Shreveport Sweet sixteen What a fucking joke. That slimy pink cake being stuffed down my throat. One for the money. Two for the show. One more breath and I’ll choke. Dragged […]
I worshipped the light I burned for him The fire in me bright What is the night What is it, but the light? Reflected? I ran from the night I cowered and ran Towards the light What is the light? But the fire burning Bright?
Cursed is the girl born to Freya She will provoke her mother’s wrath A woman as beautiful as she? Will be fated to walk a similar path.