Letters to Karen

Two lost girls found each other Soul sisters from different mothers Rapunzels in our towers, counting down the hours till our knights in shining armor came to save us So tired of the worlds our parents gave us   Single-stoplight towns ain’t much to talk about We used to pray to Jesus, searching for aContinue reading “Letters to Karen”

Barefoot in Paris

Dawn breaks, she wakes Runs to work in bare feet Torn dress, wears less To afford enough to eat Long day, factory Blistered hands, tired mind Street is cold, town is old Alleys smell like cheap wine And the night never ends The rest of us don’t understand And she scans the crowd for friendlyContinue reading “Barefoot in Paris”

Proud

A thousand soldiers, five remained The rest were buried without names Scorched red flesh under the blinding sun And they said we were the lucky ones Burned salt stains on my cheek Last night’s wounds still run deep Dry tongue, blazing skin Heart barely beating Fool’s war, no one wins Breath swiftly fleeting The moonContinue reading “Proud”

Exodus from La La Land

I might have stood a hundred feet if life was kind and love was sweet I’m not a dreamer I can handle the truth I’m a believer But I can’t believe you   You cut my hair and made me blind You said I was too dangerous like every girl who won’t fall in lineContinue reading “Exodus from La La Land”

Cat and Mouse

Burning eyes and dripping nose Running by on tippy-toes Ticking seconds in my head Till I slip and snap again Spiking panic, ice-cold dread Will this nightmare ever end? My mind is racing, too fast to stand Red-hot venom blazing in my hands Wish I could split this deadly brain till only skin and boneContinue reading “Cat and Mouse”

Spinning

Trigger warning: This poem is inspired by someone’s struggle with an eating disorder and other mental health concerns. It’s not explicitly stated but it’s an underlying theme. The world was spinning A thousand buildings blurring past A thousand people through the glass A strange new world of too much light that only brightened in theContinue reading “Spinning”

The Mad Titan

When I was young, I used to dream of hungry monsters and evil queens who made the children thrash and scream When I was young, I used to read tales of tyrants filled with greed who loved to watch their victims bleed   But I never thought I’d see the day that Lord Vader tookContinue reading “The Mad Titan”

Clean

Once upon a time, I had a dream I was bathed in lights and flowers like a woodland fairy queen It seemed so simple all those years ago Little did I know I used to think that glory came for free – if I worked hard and stayed strong, I could achieve my victory IContinue reading “Clean”

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