Poem: abuse cycle rinse don’t repeat

My sister bullied me she showed me who was alpha wouldn’t let me eat set me in my place patrolled my victimhood trained me in slavery and dominance because I was the mirror she hated. I detested her jealous surveillance but pitied her when I saw her degraded often by our father who whipped the…

Poem: choice and consequence

1)It’s difficult to stand alone Without a clan a one person island depend on yourself Lone wolf syndrome Commitment phobia Staying alone protection I don’t need anyone Born of myself Fine with dying alone Bullshit No one wants that To be completely forgotten Missed by none every orphan knows Love creates family 2)No one was…

Memoir: The Mystery of Language

In Korea I would blend in physically until I’d have to speak, my accent instantly exposes me as a foreigner. When I try to communicate in Korean, I speak like a toddler, in broken half-phrases, “Me go to sleep,” kind of cave-speak, but at 3yrs old I could understand and speak fluently in both languages,…