Dr. Stella

A Dr. Stella poem for Murisopsis’ Poetry Scavenger Hunt and Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Sunday Confessionals. Doctor Stella found a next-day time slot To help prune my flowers Early blooms could cause instability Plant had not reached her prime We poured liquid poison on sprouting spots Halting new growth powers Did not affect long-term fertility Though healing…

Step One

Today, I applied to go back to school. Well, university, technically. I’m already taking a yoga class at the junior college– It starts next week. But today, I applied to go back to my old school, Something I’ve been terrified of doing for years. It was extremely easy to do. Will they let me come…

Dissonance

Between his screaming, and the baby’s,How am I supposed to hear my own thoughts?He is pacing back and forth in front of us, bleeding rage.I wrap the baby in my arms, ready to shield her with my bodyIn case he throws anything else our way. Between the computer screen, and the sofa, and the mess,My…

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road

It’s 2013And we’re going to VegasFor our anniversaryHe says it will beThe trip of our dreamsAnd even hints atAn engagement ring I tell him I can’t wait to seeThe Yellow Brick Road again.It was my favorite attractionAt the MGM GrandWhen I was a little girl. He asks me what I’m talking aboutHe doesn’t remember an…