Rain

wash away the trouble

Pain from broken yesterday’s 

Nurture seeds of growth 

Procedure

Anxiety room
Sterile instruments
snip snip
Awaiting results

Transformation

I
was voiceless
but my body
was screaming
revolting.
Mind
drew
blank
Retreated
after the
attack.
Once friend
now foe
Role playing a pimp
and Marilyn Monroe
famously labeled a whore.
but she also said stop
likewise we were ignored
pounded for more
and more.

Victim blaming is part
of the culture game
“Some just rape easy”
is what disconnected
power leaders say,
those rules I refuse to obey.
The use of alcohol stimulates
or if we were already intimate
did not make me a willing participant,
if you don’t consider it legitimate
you’re a hypocrite.

Cannot comprehend
the mental imprisonment
constant cognitive dissonance
that you can’t even
begin to articulate

Staying vigilant
feeling impotent
nightmare reruns
of the incident.
Robbed of my innocence
Know
I am one of millions
Happening every 2 minutes
facts
you can’t refute.

I was voiceless
but now
boisterous
Born again from
suffering.
wounds
will
heal,
my dignity
you cannot steal.

Initiating a change
so no one ever
lays down
broken
from pain.

Love in every
action
prevents
traumatic reactions.

Rupture

Sad stories

she writes

repeats

 

Tragic histories

reek

they repeat

 

People do

wrong then

sweep

 

 

Dysfunction dust

leaves a

strong musk

 

 

Stories weave

she writes

repeats

 

 

Emerging bruises

children run to

local park

 

 

Scared blinded

by the

dark

 

Sad stories

she heard

Mother told

 

Broken arm

pigeon lost

in streets

 

 

Touched in

places not

seen or heard

 

 

Speaking now

she doesn’t

just write

 

Breaking the habit

of keeping

stories sealed tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resilience

Cleaning out

Memories Like

shattered glass

Echoes of the past

 

 

 

Webs  of

trauma

deceit

Control

Dysfunction,

The common thread

 

 

 

Hold me captive

There’s no release

Clenched claws on

my writing abilities

 

 

 

 

Trail of tears, Searching

for comfort From whoever

abandonment

I fear

 

 

 

Out of the static noise

keep on pushing

My will speaks loud and

Clear.

 

 

 

 

Write it down

Set it free

no longer

A part of me