Terror Attack or Shooting? – A Poem

Trigger Warning: Mass shootings, gun violence, graphic depictions of violence. I wrote this poem in response to the talk about the Pulse Orlando shooting being a terror attack because it was perpetrated by "possibly a Muslim". As a shooting survivor, I have a lot of feelings about that. Do not tell me what is a …

Late Have I Loved You – 100th post

(My twin sister loved this painting.) I miss my twin. I've missed her like hot, searing fire lately... right down to the bone. My skin melting off, charred ash... and the bones still ache, and the ash still smokes from the ground, sending up aching like incense to the sky. These times come without warning, …