They say I didn’t fight enough They don’t know How my body aches How my body has Lost the feeling to Feel the pain.   They say I didn’t raise my voice enough They don’t know How my throat itches How my voice has Completely lost the feeling to Feel the voice.   TheyContinue reading ““They””

Life Doesn’t frighten Me

At times of distress, words like these help 🙂 A poem by Maya Angelou Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn’t frighten me at all Bad dogs barking loud Big ghosts in a cloud Life doesn’t frighten me at all Mean old Mother Goose Lions on the loose They don’t frighten meContinue reading “Life Doesn’t frighten Me”

The breaking of iron

I am a strong independent woman, They say, but I do have my own doubts. You are built of iron, but does it never break?   You are self-sufficient, You don’t need anyone, But how can I be my own doppelganger?   You are a confident woman They say, but I do have my reservations,Continue reading “The breaking of iron”


i am woman in a large glass box that is slowly but steadily filling with water covering my feet my ankles my knees padlocks of my own design keep me trapped in this watery prison the opaque panels block me from view murals painted with images of my placid face doing routine things deceive the […]Continue reading “Drowning”

Phenomenal women

  Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips.Continue reading “Phenomenal women”