A Tattoo of a Quill


April 2017

My Definition

Fault: Every extra ounce of fat; crude behavior; overbearing attitude; clinginess; irritability; unmotivated; unkind; unfriendly; desperate; Everything negative that has happened to me or ever will happen to me; everything negative that happens to other people when I’m around; Antonym... Continue Reading →



Anticipating 5 PM when you finished your work at 4:30 Trying not to arrive too early to a party Waiting for the doctors to come out when you're not allowed back where the action is Willing the phone to ring... Continue Reading →

Journal Prompt 16

I wonder if everyone really is addicted to something. I don’t know. Addiction is a subjective experience. It’s not what you think it is and it’s not how it’s portrayed anywhere I’ve ever seen. Addiction goes beyond substance abuse or... Continue Reading →


It’s funny that this journal prompt should be so difficult, because I feel like I’m always telling this story. Everything I write or speak or do, the undercurrent runs “I’m an addict. I’m an addict. I’m an addict.” I don’t... Continue Reading →

Truth and Beauty

I tell her that she's beautiful, but I don't know how to make her believe me. "Would I lie?" I think to say, but the rhetoric rings false. Of course I would lie. I lie almost without ceasing, all the... Continue Reading →

Hello Again

Hello again to the Familiar, unfamiliar Face of hopelessness, helplessness Lack of guidance, lack of care   Hello again to the Cold, the cold, the cold Shorter days, and longer nights Darkness everywhere   Hello again to the Fuzzy head... Continue Reading →

Dreams of Listening In

When I was small, I used to sit on the second to top-most stair, well after we had been put to bed, after my sister was asleep. My body fit on the stair like it was a shelf made for... Continue Reading →


I overhear conversations all the time. Well, at least enough of a conversation to know what everyone is talking about. They’re all talking about me. They know everything there is to know about me. I see them looking at me... Continue Reading →

The Found Poem

  From The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide by Rev. Peter Morales Words: Centrality ✔ Hymns ✔ Sin ✔ Diabolical ✔ Grace ✔ Joy ✔ “White” ✔ “Of the Light” ✔ Beauty ✔ Time ✔ Humility of Heart✔   I don’t... Continue Reading →

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