Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix i’m impenetrable;i’ve survived every hurt, every resounding pain,every unimaginable horror, and because of that,intact my foundation remains. what else can you do to methat has not been done before?i will survive it, like i survived you.i am a goddess now; i severed my cordto this world and now i am floating. drifting. timeless. i’m [...]

Balanced

Balanced

i feel balanced–it’s strange, but not unwelcome. i am used to feeling too much, my glass always spilling on the sides, or nothing at all, a numbness that penetrates my teeth, toes, a hollow echoing. but now, i’m lucid. i feel, at a distance. i can think clearly. the well of creativity is deeper than [...]

Unripe Youths

Unripe Youths

unripe youths are swollenon the bottom and soft at the top. my thumb tore the tender skin, pierced through the truth.i refuse to apologize;every thorn bears your face.my nail digs deeper.my vision blurs. my headbegins to ache.the skin splits.clumps of yellow flesh.sap seals my fingers buti will not relent.i steadily hold on;the wind tickles my [...]