Category Archives: true life

An Ode to Poem-A-Day

i leave already read poems in my inbox. eye them as treasures, Jacks-in-the-box I know will tickle the child inside that cries. how they stay there, dusty with neglect, and how they glow with the quality to hold on hand … Continue reading

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Written Approval

you can use my body as an Etch-a-Sketch and draw unto me your beliefs in black and white your marvelous frown of concentration moves me and I swear, I could drown in the crease of your brow and although this … Continue reading

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earthquake

gas masks, metal rods cowered underneath the pressure of overabundant friction. my brother left old skin behind, in the rubble. the tremor of neurons, or hands, or lands is cause for alarm (which is a tremor of neurons), (which is … Continue reading

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Tell Your Story Too(sday): For the Children of Mentally Ill Parents When The Inner Glow Isn’t Enough

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If I called this Strength, would it respond?

i’m afraid i’ve grown weaker. spiritually. mentally. emotionally. verbally. so let me sit in this moment, as a bud, carved into myself, and be proud. i no longer shout to impress. i don’t smart to correct. i don’t praise to … Continue reading

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Tell your story, too(sday)

Originally posted on a4resilience.wordpress.com I was watching an episode of Jane the Virgin, where Jane and Rafael go to therapy to work out their differences for the sake of their son, Mateo. At one point, she said that the worst … Continue reading

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