I never thought about the help I required As a child. But, By the age of twenty-one The bitterness of dependence, was exposed and running Like a live wire in the street. And electricity jumps at every well intended passerby. I don’t want to need you, Or anyone. And it only serves to ease yourContinue reading “Help”
I despise it. And here I am Doing it again, Against my will. I have built a bridge From where I was To this moment Where I can make a mark, That for once, isn’t a scar. But this bridge is missing its last plank As I wait for more wood and nails.
When I can make a difference In a single moment. If I can work beyond myself. If I can see beyond myself. If you see the way I hold my head up, It is because I’m looking for the moment change the world To save one small piece of it. And to assure I don’tContinue reading “The Day Will Come”
When I have a general social group bias Prove me wrong, Please! I. Want. To. Be. Corrected. I want to understand in full. I want to have evidence of my education. I want to have faith in people, And am willing to learn in the name of goodness.
What does it say about our values, That, when I made myself available To talk a friend through a mental health crisis, That act, Engendered romantic feelings toward me. A basic act of human dignity, Becomes much more. Acting as a friend, is put up on a pedistal As if it is a rarity ofContinue reading “Kindness”
In my hundredth Zoom, (Yes, it’s a verb now) I notice a smudge of something on my face Reaching up, The image shown, is opposite my body. I try again and again to wipe off my smudge But my left on the screen Keeps switching places, And my brain just can’t Turn the image inContinue reading “Mirror Image”
I search for funding To learn more about my passion, Law, advocacy, compassion-sharing. Bold change. And I found a fitting website, Bold.org. And I write essay After essay, Apply And wait. My passion may burn through the screen, And with any luck. It will warm my chances To spend more time diving deeper Into myContinue reading “Scholarship”
I am not. I like to respond to everything, Even if you are trying to wrap up our conversation. I have to work to avoid judgment, And I work hard. I am competitive, To my own detriment. I feel to the extreme. And am invested. An idealist, And angry at the injustices I see. But,Continue reading “Squeaky Clean”
Some pieces of myself are scattered around my bed. And I am in awe, I am not meant to be here, For so many reasons. That’s why you have not seen more than a single disabled lawyer On your screens. We are docile, Or is it dumb? Regardless, we are “unfit” for the legal puzzle.Continue reading “Pieces”
It’s easy to go through old clothes in a storage locker When they’re all too small, Two years later. I have no regrets, Not being that girl Who had no hunger for life. I don’t know when the separation happened When I stopped feeling, like she was a piece of me Like I had roomContinue reading “Through The Past”