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Never Let Someone Else Determine You

This poem was previously published in the Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive Working Class Literature, Partisan Press, 2013.   The Asymmetry of a Rainy Wednesday   Two men in golf shirts laughed at me for giving a dollar to a homeless man on a bridge. “Young lady, do you have a ten?” one asked … Continue reading

The Speed of Nothing

I am in a period of constipation and I don’t mean the butt kind. My ability to emote, move, relate, follow through, answer messages, finish lists, ad nauseum is a never ending all day ticket on the struggle bus. The strain of living, breathing, producing, pretending, choosing, the ridiculous nature of it all is tearing … Continue reading

A Hug in Time Saves 9

Reshared from my FB page earlier this week: Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder and I laughed. Within a single session of first meeting me, a Pine Rest therapist named it. After some thought and years of perspective looking at symptoms it fit. My first mania … Continue reading

Better Not Read

  If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  –Lao Tzu In my undergrad studies, I was obsessed with the Holocaust.  The very first class I signed up for was an overview of the Holocaust that met on Sunday afternoons at my local community college.  I was 18 years … Continue reading

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