Monthly Archives: July 2016

Miss Independent on the Shores of Lake Michigan

I am walking along the promenade it is 10:19am and already the Chicago sun is burning and signs flash for heatwave. Americans crowd into the yacht club, preferring to sail above the blue than walk by it. I am thinking … Continue reading

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Women Who Write

If you are anything like me you see a lady approach the mic and think these things: One) is this a poem about how hard it is to be a woman? And two)  poetry about sexual assault all starts to … Continue reading

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Anchored Boats

Anchored boats have their arms trussed behind them  like hostages sitting in the blue pool bobbing against rescue. – I feel the same way. My colour is the blue of a dark, pulling sea no longer reflecting the sky.

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Counting

I am in possession of an obsessive mind I have numbered my compulsive behaviours, tallied them to see where I fit on the spectrum One I count steps and stairs. This is not normal behaviour, I know there are 36 … Continue reading

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Faces

Today I asked you “what are you looking at?” when you studied my face for a moment that felt too long.  “My beautiful wife,” you said and suddenly my past loves felt like forgeries.

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