An hour in the kitchen, here Three hours in the field Two hours with the sleeping babe A life behind the shield Five hours til the alarm goes off Where will we be in ten? Another six we’re on our way Tend to the home again Piles of laundry, whining child And legos piercing flesh… Continue reading Second Shift
Days into nights, Summer to Fall Without your love I’d have nothing at all Sun into moon, rain into snow Without your heart I’d have nowhere to go
Staring blankly at the phone Same thing we all do at home Spouses, strangers, side by side Our only comfort is to hide Behind our screens our silence grows Will we wake up? No one knows But then again nobody cares To do much besides sit and stare Our children see and do and say… Continue reading Waiting room
Unwilling to adapt Unrelenting pain Unsupportive relationships Unforgettable rawness Unfiltered grief Unequal feelings Undeniable guilt Uncontrollable sorrow Unbelievable reality Unable to swim anymore
I ran, I ran as fast as I could But my body, it just moved too slow My lungs, they collapsed My heart beat so fast There was nowhere left for me to go They cheered, they cheered as loud as they could Flames enlarging the shadows of men Their faces distorted All penalties… Continue reading Charlottesville
Tougher than leather Love worn by design I’m happy to have you So grateful you’re mine. In the years that will follow The seas will be rough But creatures like us We’re strong and we’re tough. Through chaos and calmness Our love cannot sink Our hearts beat together Forever in sync. It took me about… Continue reading Anniversary Poem
Husband took our son To go grocery shopping: I am left alone. I look at the house Destroyed by a tornado, A brazen toddler. Elmo on TV Can’t find the fucking remote – Need more coffee NOW. Overcome by shock I vow to do my best but Write this poem instead.