Bravery is ExternalBehind a mask,Bravery is External3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hide fear.
Loneliness consumes.Always okay… Until you are-Loneliness consumes.3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sans regrets"I love you."Sans regrets3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
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The Universal UniversityI've been studying the elegance of ergonomicsThe Universal University3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Gestations of grammar
Lunging latitudes and losses of linguistics
I've turned over matters of matricide
And thirty-year projections of politics
I've been attending the universal university
The othering outpost of educational merit
Disguising degrees in pretty pamphlets
That will do nothing to further your career
At the end of my days, I will be qualified to quantify
The importance of your lives and your words
And tell your head from your toes
Then I will tell you that you've confused the two
And remark how you should start studying ergonomics
It's all pretty practical, you know.
Pain and SorrowEven Death can fall in lovePain and Sorrow3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Too Much Information to Properly OrderPen down. Unfocused stare. Page empty.Too Much Information to Properly Order3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Devastation“Ma’am, we did everything we could...”Devastation2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Little BrotherDangling rope.Little Brother2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Good bye, little brother.
Coming HomeRunaway,Coming Home3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Words of DefeatTold you...Words of Defeat2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was no hero.
And in Opposite Directions is Where We'll Go... ------------->And in Opposite Directions is Where We'll Go...3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I went Right
You Left me
Six word storyMSix word story2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Survival"Please live," you said.Survival3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Speaking From DeliriumPlastic. In tubes, in IV bags, in oxygen masksSpeaking From Delirium3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
lengths and lengths of clear plastic, coiled
Everything smells like sickness and death
The chattering in the hall speaks of death
I sweat sickness from every pore, I can't
I can't concentrate
The paneling on the wall looks like you, drowning
The water pitcher sweats disease
Panic at 3:00 am when breathing's almost impossible
Watching Adult Swim all night
It's down the rabbit hole, here, things happen quickly
but the clock doesn't keep up
I hear a tune about the little puppet boy,
the one who woke up, the one who took dares
The one who turned his head too late and woke with pieces missing
Without the grey-eyed girl from good Illinois stock
The one who lived too large to die but did a little each day anyway
One day he coughed it all up
into coils and coils of plastic
Chance Meetings"Do I know you?" "Not yet."Chance Meetings3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Six word storyI didn't know fingernails left scars.Six word story3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Day in The Life of a TransgenderWhat does everyone think when they take off their clothes?A Day in The Life of a Transgender4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
When they take a shower or get dressed every day?
What do you feel?
Do you want to be able to take a zipper and zip off your top layered body like in cartoons?
Do you sit in your bed crying refusing to look in a mirror?
To those who still don't know what I'm trying to get at:
Stop right now and think.
Think of who you are.
Name everything that makes you you.
Now picture everything that makes you who you are and change it to the polar opposite.
Yes, even gender and sex.
Boys, look into a mirror and imagine you have DD breasts.
Girls, look into a mirror and imagine you have no boobs, but are growing a beard.
Think of how turned upside down your life would be.
All the medical procedures, mental torture, bullying, the wrong kind of puberty.
For me, I have to tape down my breasts and wear tight spandex to hide my curves.
And worst of all I have to wake up every morning and take a shower looking the way I do.
My school is all girls,
Here today, gone tomorrow.Wishes:Here today, gone tomorrow.3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A final story before bed.
That day with Shel. (tWR Anniversary Contest)I was with him on that day,That day with Shel. (tWR Anniversary Contest)4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The day that Shel Silverstein fell up.
It was wondrous and frightening
And he was getting sick with it
I reached for his hand
As the tiny pieces of the glimmering sky
Came forward to break around us
The darkness and stars were looming
He wouldn't look down.
"The sky is falling!"
He cried out in horror.
I stretched out my fingers
To take hold of his shirt.
He was in a cold sweat,
His brows bunched together
"No, Shel!" I told him,
Fighting hard to make my voice loud
Against the brutal wind
"The sky isn't falling, we're rising!"
But just as I said it -
Not so sure that he heard it -
He threw down.