Thursday, October 10, 2019


i don’t write
because i need comfort or love
or strength
i already have those in spades
from the one who crafted me
long before
mother even carried my torch
i write because
far too many people hang
their heads low
sink into their shame
simply because they still
believe someone else’s filth
dirties their bodies
and forever taints their souls

*Displayed in The Art of Recovery exhibition at Edison State Community College