Leaving Me at Night

  stop leaving me every night i close my eyes and watch you walk away from me with someone new your voice is unwavering when it tells me ‘i have moved on’ this is tormenting me torturing me it pulls … Continue reading

Beware The Joker

Careful. You never know when someone unexpected will perform a sleight of hand, and in turn, send you flying hopelessly off into the night sky. Those basic bitches that turn into complicated Jokers, tearing off their perfectly symmetrical faces and … Continue reading

I Only Ask That You Look Up To The Stars

I don’t remember the beginning I wouldn’t want to But somewhere in my soul I see the birth I know you don’t believe but there is magic in the stars Somewhere up there hidden in space is the glimmering skin that … Continue reading

List Lesson: 12 Step Program

Sister is back in the hospital. What follows is a loose interpretation of the weekly writing challenge; a list, of sorts, to deal with the pain I am feeling this morning. I don’t feel empty right now, I feel empty.  … Continue reading

The Crazy

I don’t know what I expected, but this isn’t it. Maybe I thought that growing up would solve all of my problems, or perhaps I just believed that I would figure out how to fix everything by the time I … Continue reading

How to [awkwardly] Meet Your Husband

Get a tooth infection, it all starts with a tooth infection. You’ll swell up like the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka, and you’ll think it’s probably time to go to the hospital. Wait, puke up the insane amounts of Tylenol … Continue reading

Hands on Fire

I remember the ice, how it soothed her. She dipped her feet and hands into the frosty water, filled to the brim with pieces of frozen cubes, for it was the only relief she could find. The shaking and fever … Continue reading

A Very PEDS Thanksgiving

Today there will be no turkey in the oven, or pies to cool. Today there will be no table of food sitting before our hungry eyes, or the cheer of laughter coming from the dining room. Today, we will not … Continue reading

What My Eyes Will Never Unsee

I remember thinking, “That is the worst thing I have ever seen,” and then you decide to prove me wrong over and over again. You one-up yourself, and instead of relief, you get thrown new horror every single day, that … Continue reading