writing

Plug In

My life is a series of check-ins. The cool surface of the keyboard or the smooth glide of the iPhone are the only touch I know. “New alert for you, Deidre. Rachael liked your photo.” Rachael, my friend from college. She used to stay over in my room to study for Organic Chem and we’d …

Firm

This wanted to be a story, but it’s the last day of poetry month so I tweaked it a bit. His handshake told me secrets Tight, but not too tight Slightly calloused palms And unbelievable heat I knew in two seconds His attitude, aptitude The depth of his command And his ability to direct me …

Inhale

Squeezing my eyes shut Tightly wound Breath held Contemplating my know-how Can I? A question asked Repeated on loop I’m hovering, wondering Considering my beginning Can I? Bracing At the start Propelled Compelled to Live, go, breathe, and Exhale

Minimum Wage

So rusty…  There’s nothing wrong with working at Bob Evans. Just like there’s nothing wrong with admitting you dropped out of college. My mother told me that the day I called crying because I was failing out of school. My tears dried up, packed my dorm room up, and got a job waiting tables. Now …

One look and you’ll see

This is me My self-loathing, self-pity, lack of self-worth AND my self-imposed celibacy Pick a problem from the list Eeny, meeny, miny, moe Am I falling in love? Falling to pieces? Fallen in to Oz… Question mark I’m full of them Searching for an explanation for my rampant emotions They’re running away with my logic They’ve …

Tremble

Taking advantage Using without regard I’ve been used Body, mind, heart Each part marked My being weary I’m cautious to a fault Unable to love Unwilling to give Solitary entity for a reason Made an island by pain Afraid… Afraid that the next one Who whispers their desire Will ravish my soul To possess my …