Twister

In the dark

Thoughts are spirals

Of chaos

Her personal twister

Traps her mind

Pirouetting through the air

Where will it land

Anywhere but OZ

For this dreaming girl

There is no magic

Flying monkeys

And witches

Would be a pleasure ride

She will not land

In the Emerald Isle

No, this Dorothy

Will not land at all

The twister has found

Its prize

To keep

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Mother Earth

Little by little

Battered and bruised

Elements of her body

Her soul

Disappearing

*

Taken and tortured

By Man’s greed

*

Gluttony and bloodshed

Seeping into her pores

Poisoning her

*

She lashes out

Inundated with tears

Wailing and quaking

The flames of her anger

Rage on

*

Man does not

Obey

Her decrees

Heed

Her roars

Her distemper propagates

*

Loss and starvation

Misery and death

Will consume man

*

Allowing her restoration

Never Past

“What’s past is past”

“Forget the past”

“Leave the past behind”

Lies we tell ourselves

To get over love

Control our grief

Box our emotions

Forget

Forget

Forget

~

We cannot lobotomized

Our memories

Our pain

Our grief

We can only live with

Learn from

And never forget

Rage Released

You repress it

Behind your smile it lurks

In the pit of your stomach

It resides

Growing

An irrepressible contagion

Ascending from the bowels

Disappointment

Infuriation prolonged

Now turned to rage

Misguided resentment

Boiling over

Need for an outlet

You struggle to keep it inside

No, it must be released

Released on me

My spirit

And my body

It must be released

It dissipates

Rage released…

The Day I Woke Up

It wasn’t after

You destroyed our home

It wasn’t after

Your constant berating

It wasn’t after

You put your hand through the wall

It wasn’t after

I swallowed those pills

It wasn’t when

You called the ambulance

It wasn’t when

I was revived

It was when

You finally left

It was when

I finally had a moment to think,

About myself

It was when

I realized

I could be happy

Without you…