Colored Walls

Melting butterscotch cubes glaze over the white kitchen counter tops, Last nights green squash smeared along the bottom of my once white socks, Everything is white.   Pink soap residue and crusted old bubble circles the white master tub, wilting purple flower petals float around the white shaggy rug, Everything was white.   Brown smudged …

Sketching You

The faintest, coo. Slightest wheeze or tiny toe, flinch. I could be far     miles      away adrift, but I could feel you calling me like electric invisible waves, shock, me back to you. I am needed or just missed, I don’t mind. I don’t mind, your tiny fingers tangled in mine.   Gentle creases adorn all …

Taste of Irk

Bitter sweet on his red stained tongue, Photos crumble between his callused scaled fingertips. Doors divide blood, But nothing exist in his world but he so he picks up the glass and sips. Hearts rip.   Loved but hated more, Ungraceful acts can only be tolerated through acquired taste. Taste of irk, As muck fumbles …

Kidnapped

The cool air from the small circular vent blew onto my bare arms causing the thin hairs to stand like venomous needles. The temples on my head felt hot and pulsed with vengeance from lack of sleep, crying, anger, fear, and confusion. The metal cuffs around my thin wrist tightened, leaving the mark of defiance …

From Saturdays

Chorizo sizzling, pans burning, oj pouring, and giggles in the hallway cars vroom vrooming, dolls talking, and Jack Johnson singing from a phone in a glass bowl That’s where I’m from. lovers dancing, kids laughing, camera snapping, and oh crap there’s smoke rising from the eggs drawers rattle, dishes clatter, food splatters, and 5 bellies …

Motherhood

Motherhood is waking up 10 times last night. It’s slobbery kisses on my eyes, nose, ears, and chin while folding onesies with yellow milk stains along the trim.   Motherhood is rubbing a sore knee to ‘sana sana colita de rana.’ It’s wiping marker stained hands and the scribbles along the hallway walls. And all …