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…

Fear

A mop haired monster, its claws on a button That could wipe out my life and all the things I dreamed about but never did. Not yet. Pings on my phone, the latest update. Carefully worded, to make my heart race. It beats the same. Five hurricanes, names I recognize from a childhood game. Harvey’s…