claudette

article placeholder

Speaking in Tongues

The demons cut off half my tongue So I would speak only half the words And be mortified to open My mouth before people The demons cut off half my tongue...
article placeholder

How I lost it

I lost it to break free of the heavy shackles Chaining my legs together I lost it to snap apart the weak hair strand Caught in barbed wi...
article placeholder

The Dreamer’s Dream

The dreamer didn't dream the dreams of his father Those dreams to him Went a little bit further. The dreamer's dreams didn’t just fill his nights Hi...
article placeholder

The Dreamer's Dream

The dreamer didn't dream the dreams of his father Those dreams to him Went a little bit further. The dreamer's dreams didn’t just fill his nights His dreams w...
article placeholder

Street Urchin

I see you in the window of a Kenchic diner you see me and quickly look away. You look away because my jiggered and cracked and torn and tattered fac...
article placeholder

Rainstorm In My Mind

Sometimes it rains... in the depths of my mind...and the thoughts in my head...just pour down...like el nino, submerging my being... And the rain...thin br...
article placeholder

My Ceramic Heart

Once fashioned from mud And hardened over flames In the kiln of pain, Now softened by the knowledge That this too shall pass. Once malleable, Easy to ...
article placeholder

Mind Constipation

Sometimes my mind Is constipated And the words aching To come out Are clogged in the sphincter Of my thoughts Each fighting to break away Until...