December 5, 2018

I promised to stay with you, for better or for worse.  Yes, I promised.

I remained loyal, despite the fact that it kept getting worse.

For years I grappled with what was going on.  This was not what marriage was supposed to be.

Trying to survive, day by day.

Pretending tha...

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...

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