Trigger Warning: This piece depicts intense and potentially triggering physical abuse and sexual assault. A song reminds you of all those years ago Upon the screen words of “survivor” and “not your fault” inked upon the forearms of a chorus In a moment, all the gains of strength and safety cut, as if by a … Continue reading Against Our Will (Until A Song Reminds You) – M.A. Morris
Patricia Harris is a dreamer, crafter, gamer and digital artist who loves creativity in life. She is a devoted mom who can be found doing a variety of art when she isn’t penning poetry and writing words. For more from Patricia, check out Facebook or her blog.
In the bluest eye, I thought I'd found Home, My heart's desire, As Judy, in the movie, Once said. Now, the bluest eye Holds no warming flame Of home. It turns a mirror Up to me and shows The fool that I have been For selling pieces of myself-- The plates, the cutlery The sheets, … Continue reading The Bluest Eye – M.A. Morris
I am never what is needed a hammer where a shovel’s needed as a thing I am an obstacle a broken tree branch in the road obstacle but I am not a hugs and kisses human a beloved, singing praises human a rag doll with brown eyes torn to pieces by hard green eyes desperate … Continue reading The Bluest Eye – Tamara Fricke
ivory hued dolls with wavy golden locks lovingly combed and styled sat carefully along the bedroom shelf their piercing blue eyes painted open in horror their mouths forming silent ‘O’s of unheard screams no protection no comfort can they offer these porcelain witnesses of the injustices inflicted upon her young brown body by a racist … Continue reading The Bluest Eye – Christine E. Ray
As I sit and look at the sky In my mind's eye appears The face I love the most Haloed and framed by strawberry blonde hair Skin sprinkled all over by freckles A body full of curves But of all the physical features It is the eyes I love the most For what I see … Continue reading The Bluest Eye – CE Wing