Category Archive: Poet

    The Funny Duck

    Immediately after “the incident” I felt different. I mean, who wouldn’t!?  One of your older buddies, a person you thought was a friend, violated you.  Even at eleven years old, I understood the feeling of shame. And intense shame it was.  Feelings of great unworthiness and deep sadness would become my constant internal companions as […]

    Parade Day

    Loneliness……. how could somebody be lonely? It seemed people were always around, All the noise, the screaming, the fighting, the crying, When there was silence, it was almost as bad, The silence and tension were just the calm before the storm, And the storm……. always came. You could never predict it, But you knew it […]


    I remember trembling on my urine-soaked hospital bed, As the thunder clapped and the lightning struck what seemed like only inches from my eight year old head, Frozen and unable to move for fear that my stitches might rip loose and my chest cavity burst open, It was the night she first appeared, She had […]