We Cannot Look Away: Not another 17, not another One (Parkland, February 14, 2018)

Just another day just another town bullet perforated backpacks spilling loose-leaf lined paper, textbooks onto blood stained sidewalks helicopters hovering to give us the birds eye view I tried to avert my eyes out of respect for the dead the injured but I could not look away Christine Ray Even though I should Because I … Continue reading We Cannot Look Away: Not another 17, not another One (Parkland, February 14, 2018)

Darker objects

poetry is oft written by those who love too much too freely hearts splayed open on sterile dissection trays cool stainless pins trapping vulnerable fluttering edges i am a darker object I fear I love too little too miserly my specimen heart muffled below weighted blankets fingers absently rolling small plastic beads that dwell below … Continue reading Darker objects