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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

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Siblings

I Become the Noise

In a split second, the weight of my mind can become unbearable.  The feeling of my skin disgusts me.  I remember everything that makes me ugly, all the anger and how I have hurt people.  I start thinking about everything... Continue Reading →

Increments of Five

Why is it that we give monument to increments of five? Why do five and ten hold more weight than three or seven?  The fifth anniversary of my brother's death just passed and five years feels impossible.  I have this... Continue Reading →

Burning House

I am thrilled to have 3 of my poems in Burning House Press today!!!!! My huge thanks to June editor, James Pate! If you want, you can read them here.  

Coming in Last

I spent 2 of my high school years in Carbondale, Colorado.  It was beautiful. But, that is another post for another day.  Anyway, on a flight from Denver to Los Angeles,  when I was about 15, I had a conversation... Continue Reading →

Fraud

I am a lazy blogger.  It probably isn't a secret.  Most of my posts are unpolished and clearly just an unwinding of something within me.  Lately, they aren't even new, just links to things I have already written that are... Continue Reading →

Sheila-Na- Gig Winter Poetry Contest

I am thrilled to have been selected as the winner of the Sheila-Na-Gig Winter Poetry Contest. The issue is now live! Thank you to Hayley and Jessica for this huge honor!

Mortal

My poem, "Mortal", was published in WildFlower Muse in March of 2016.  I am posting it today in honor of the anniversary of my brother's death.

4 Years

Today is the 4th anniversary of my brother's death.  He has been on my mind more than usual this week and I woke up this morning feeling like it must be impossible that he has been gone so long. I... Continue Reading →

January

I hate January.  It is a month of sad anniversaries and debilitating despair.  I am useless in January.  I gain weight and get drunk and climb under the biggest rock I can find. This January was no exception; but now... Continue Reading →

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