December 24, 2016

From my book, Severe Silence

December 6, 2016

A poem from my book, Severe Silence

December 1, 2016

From my book, Severe Silence (

Some days it's just too hard.

At work I'm OK--familiar faces, things to do,

so I forget about me.

Than I get home and cook up a bland rice dish

and I can't eat it even though I'm hungry.

I cry for the loss of...

November 30, 2016

From my book, Severe Silence (

He was sitting on the couch and talking.

I could see he was depressed.

As he spoke, he began to put on his socks;

thin, turquoise men's socks.

I watched, noticing the design, what kind of toe they had.

He had one sock on...

November 27, 2016

From my book, Severe Silence (

I pretended so hard to be a proper wife,

but a passionate, free-spirited woman inside

kept screaming to be expressed.

Finally the moment came

when my body could no longer contain both women.

It began with a series of myst...

November 26, 2016

“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you the...

November 11, 2016

Did you ever have the feeling that you are bursting inside with something that just has to be expressed?  Something you can no longer contain, that wants to be

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