Dreams (poem)

When I was a child I soared without wings in my dreams. These days I have nightmares about missing class or forgetting to go to work. But once I was free in my dreams. The corridor rushed toward me, and went on forever. It went on forever Until I woke up in the real worldContinue reading “Dreams (poem)”

Shadow Self (poem)

She’s fourteen. Medium height, slender, waist-length hair as blue as her eyes. She once broke her bed with a baseball bat. Cuts her arms with kitchen knives. Pounds the wall until bruises blossom on her knuckles like poison flowers. Misanthrope, she seethes and boils at the foolishness of others. She hates everyone. Alone at nightContinue reading “Shadow Self (poem)”