Tag Archives: isolation

Vernesta – February 24

2.24.2017 [Vernesta] Vernesta smiled at us, the other seventh graders who came to play.   small, slight of build, but wary of gaze, she knew something   that the rest of us didn’t as we said come out and play … Continue reading

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flat affect – March 22

3.22.2016 a hard face across the table unresponding   flat affect as if offended by all   then pushing agenda out of need   or pain. —————-

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an anger observed – February 17

2.17.2016 (9) my dad washed dishes bent over the sink banging away with tongue at side of his lip striking angrily.   he was doing it for mom whose raw cracked hands bled as she tore at them and cried.   … Continue reading

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the lion appears – August 28

8.23.2015 the lion appears large sleepy eyes gazing   I look back affecting calm, lean to breathe into its face   as it opens its mouth to chew on my hand   like a dog not yet biting down but … Continue reading

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Anxiety prayers – August 16

8.16.2015 Anxiety prayers for comfort, companions, other faces that understand.   God send help right now, I am falling, falling flailing   can’t let go, can’t rest, can’t can’t   God. Send help   right now. —————–

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empty rooms – June 3

6.3.2015 I walked into the airport bathroom and there was blood   all around, dripping still fresh, pooling below the fixtures.   I turned to see if you were still there, had hidden, or fallen   and I stepped to the … Continue reading

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Aline Alone – May 1

5.1.2015 [Aline Alone] I like my ironing board I like my washing machine a dead voice, blond curls close to her head in the basement room where she slammed the basket down   catatonic stare, blank eyes wondering why she … Continue reading

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