Imagine Me

See past my scars and imagine dewy skin that was never laced with angry fingerprints See past my unshed tears blocking hazel drops reflecting everything I feel and think, See gray strands and imagine thick coils of youth It wasn’t so long ago I wore heavy braids down past My shoulders but when he yanked…

Rubbing Stones

Somewhere in the US, a teenaged boy gets enticed into trouble by his girlfriend and winds up in jail, almost hurting his younger brother in the process. Their mother, Jane, who is a psychiatry professor and married to a politician, books an African trip that will take them rafting and on to a clinic –…