Category Archives: Swimming

Seeing

Whenever he makes you feel like you’re not enough, step back for a while and take a real look. Not at yourself, you’ve looked at you long enough, but at him, and all his unearned entitlement, his beer soaked breath, … Continue reading

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Catwoman

They first called me The Cat, with my leather and whip, men couldn’t resist the click of my black heels against the concrete.                                    … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Zen

Clean the dust out of the corners of your room, then look at the balance again. Do the math inside your head, then go out and get what you can. Think about what could be worse. Grab oranges as if … Continue reading

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Shark

I swam to the bottom of a shallow end and hit my head. When I bleed you can see it rise up red in the water. Like a shark, you’ll swim toward the loss. Who is stronger, the predator or the prey? You … Continue reading

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Sublimation

“This snow is all going to turn to mud,” she says. We’re walking in it and I keep wishing for spring. She’s reminding me of the part in between, how things must melt and flood before anything will grow.   Lately, … Continue reading

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Drowning the witch

I never knew what they were so afraid of, But whatever it was They saw it in me. They threw me in the river to see if I would sink. They tied up my hands so I could not swim. … Continue reading

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Evisceration

I could teach you how to love, But everyone knows you only learn what you want. You could teach me how to get, But everyone knows I am not good at keeping.   I’ve lost from all I’ve given. But … Continue reading

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