Category Archives: Fall 2017 Edition

When your soul is screaming Like it sometimes does When your body and mind are in a war That you can’t remember asking for But you must have Because they seem to think You gave

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November 14th, 2015 was the first instance I can remember feeling beautiful. Draped in a dark blue gown, the bodice sparkling slightly like faint stars just before dawn, I looked in the mirror and realized:

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Please, love, do not fear the distance; For our futures are surely entwined, The oceans of space how they glisten. Although I was not raised a Christian, I still pray to some form of divine,

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when I think of that day it is the soft brown of her eyes that I remember most vividly, the setting sun reflecting in their tearful glistening it was a warm day in Spring yet

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How hard it is to breathe when the echoes of my heart beat violently against my bandaged lungs and sorrow desiccates my wounded bones How hard it is to luxuriate in the crowds that compose

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Winter is a time of joy for people who are cheery, yet the days are dull and dim to the souls of the weary. Yes, December distracts you with holidays and some fun. But how

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I’ll never know the horrors of what he saw. I’ll never understand the pain that remains. All I know is the after effects have him flawed. The airplanes flying overhead at night, The sound of

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“Make sure you get it right this time, Mindy,” he tells me as he settles into my chair. “Use more waterproof stuff. Yesterday’s rain nearly washed it all off.” His angry tone has become familiar.

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