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”

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”

Weep for the Widow

She runs like a wild deer through the midnight wood She decimates a dozen men with one laser look She fights like a lioness, she hunts like a beast She’s deadly and she knows it, woman of the east A master assassin and she does it in style But nobody knows why she never smilesContinue reading “Weep for the Widow”

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