Amaza Lee Meredith

A woman, no different from me, published poetry in 1767. A woman, no different from me, escaped slavery in 1849. A woman, no different from me, opened a school for black girls in 1904. A woman, no different from me, designed a gas furnace in 1919. A woman, no different from me, won an Oscar…

Overflow Abatement

I noticed the bird flying around my garden singing ever so sweetly about how nice it was to be free I knew as soon as I saw him that he belonged to me I loved him so much I cut a board into 7 pieces just for him I drilled holes for assembly and applied…

Cluster B

Yeah so, I wish that we were still friends. Honestly, I find myself saying that more and more to everybody that I used to know who suddenly disappeared. I suspect that in all actuality it wasn’t sudden, slowly but surely if I had been paying attention, they were letting me know that being a part…

Taupe

He said I’m irritated. I expected someone to do something and they didn’t. So now I’m in limbo, hoping the thing happens soon so that I can handle another issue. I didn’t care I was just glad that he was talking to me so I asked for details to keep the conversation going for once…

Raw Emotional Chronic Relapse State

He promises me something. I fall for it every single time. He tells me that I’m the one. I want to believe his lies. He says that I win that I can leave knowing that no one else had conquered him but me. He tells me only because I’m leaving, I’m sure. And this must…

Exit 68

I am his full bodied flesh covered live wire Antsy hands all over my softest skin like he’s putting out a fire My water and his oil shaken together with fate’s emulsifier Shit can easily transpire Over here with my eyes alone pulling off his attire I am his butterfly covered bubble gum flavored pacifier…

Jean-Paul Sartre

The wind was sweet and cold. I was leaving my job and heading toward my car, thankful that the day wasn’t worrisome. My phone was too hot because I’d left it in the car all day and just looking at it, you crossed my mind. I wondered where you were and how nice it would…

The Unisex Outerwear Collection by H&M

I’ve learned a lot about myself from you, young man. I’m grateful that I’ve met you. I had only ever had sex in the past 26 years with one other person where I wasn’t fantasizing about some other partner not in the same room and it was only one time. I craved him for a…

Aller de l’avant

I feel weak like worn out box springs Partly because I’m going to miss you I feel sad like the darkness autumn brings Partly because I know I don’t need you I feel hopeless like a life nearly ticked away Partly because I can’t have you I feel aimless like an archer in last place…

Taking Stock

They lined up, single file in my mind From most recent to the oldest, waiting patiently for their turn to speak when asked to describe being with me. The monster would say She’s a little crazy, a little gullible but useful. He never loved me though… Old Faithful would say She has no capacity for…