Doll: A Poem from Storm of Roses

  Doll   I was thrown Tossed to the side Glass eyes I was used Now I’m lost Among his other dolls In my little dress He could have put me Back on the shelf neatly But I was cast back I’m not even sitting straight With my legs twisted, My arm curled under me,…

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Screwed Over In The Dark: A Poem from Storm of Roses

  Screwed Over In The Dark Floating on the boat of despair The river of tears sending me forth Eyes stinging from cold fear Will you always be there for me Or did you speak false seduction For your own wicked amusement So that I may lie trusting beside you Heart and body naked before…

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Justice Will Rise Again

These are tough times to live in. Though Justice has stopped, other things must go on. Our children must go to school. We must earn a living. We still get married, without a big wedding. Birthdays and anniversaries come and go – perhaps celebrated in a chat room or live streamed. Life goes on, but…

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Lynching Version 2.0 (poem)

Lynching Version 2.0   Knee on my neck a modern noose Passive bystanders watching, recording, ignoring   Dignity cracked to pieces; faded fast into the trees Pressed hard; viciously like my cheek in the pavement Tears evaporated Breath dissipated Until breath was no more A divine expansion   Spirit flown into the arms of my…

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COVER REVEAL – SPARK: A Story and Poems Lit Aflame

Yay! Here’s the cover reveal for SPARK: A Story and Poems Lit Alflame. SPARK is the first “single” off of my book Storm of Roses, 2nd Ed which is due to be published mid/late Fall! This single, “Spark” will be released within the next 30-45 days. EXCITING! You can get an electronic ebook or a…

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Keep Churches Closed and Hearts Open

One of the difference between being religious and being spiritual is that religious people feel an overwhelming urge to “check off the boxes”. In the business world, to “check off the boxes” is a well-known catch phrase for pointing out superficiality. This is to say…we’ve taken an action, when the reality is the action resulted…

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Earth (Poem from Storm of Roses)

~*Earth*~   The earth is alive Her heart is the heated core Skin, cool soil Grass, the thin hair of her arms   We are the microorganisms Sometimes we do right by her Other times we don’t And she flushes us away in floods Warps us with disease Or rips us apart with hurricanes Her…

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COVID-19: Find the Silver Lining

You only need to be one step ahead of someone to help them. No matter your situation, there’s always someone both worse off and faring better than you. Are you able to earn an income during this pandemic? Are you forced to go to work despite the risks in order to pay your bills? Are…

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Butterface by Avery Flynn (Book Review)

Butterface by Avery Flynn centers around the very independent heroine, Gina Luca. Bullied terribly in her youth because of her facial features, she’s built up a coping mechanism to deal with the post-traumatic memories haunting her. Nevertheless, the pain of her past doesn’t keep her from a fulfilling life with friends and family. She also…

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Book Review: Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh

Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh is a worthy choice if you thrive on slow-burning MM romance with complex characters and heavy angst. When it comes to romance, I’m an impatient reader who likes feel-good stories with a touch of humor and captivating writing. You know – the kind that pulls you in and never…

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