Launching At A Later Date
In a moment of disbelief
I am reminded by a body
that has not forgotten
and will not forget.
A picture reminds me where my
arms are pinned
and the morning begins
with two shoulders screaming like
they want to be put
back into their sockets.
The excema I was born with returns
to my breasts, face, upper arms
and the first time in my pubic hair
as my vagina releases an…Continue
Sitting on the floor
rainbow at my head.
Wrapped in a blanket
I remember the event(s).
I see flashes of him.. her.. her…him..
Raping my body.
I tremble as my spirit re-enters
the body and
for me to
I could not feel then.
As we talk
What did you think when you accepted my
explanation that I’d only taken the pills because “I was being silly”?
You accepted this unquestioningly when I was made
to call you late at night to tell you of the overdose.
I interrupted your television.
Your acceptance that everything was all right was quick.
It tells me you didn’t want to know.
I WANTED YOU TO KNOW.
Rest of the pills…Continue