Waiting to Hear Back

Having returned from an east coast trip to attend the memorial of my stepfather, I am a little late with my monthly update. The trip back east was hard as my mother is currently suffering from her loss. I tried to spend time with her to offer her support, but my need to stay busy … Continue reading Waiting to Hear Back

Legal Reality

Humans inhabit the court room Where right gets discerned from wrong Investing all their damn money Into the justice they long.   Anger bounces savagely In tossed and yanked slinky veins That domino amassment Of hate in buzzing refrain.   These are the veins that disregard Every glimpse of opposition, Destroying truth in perspectives That … Continue reading Legal Reality

The Average, One-Lining, Love-Liable Narrator

When I profess to love you forever, You should know, cause I already told you That I’m lying—that my love is for never.   Now I can see that your attractive look Diminishes as time passes on, first Impressions of your beauty, I know I mistook   Because now your pimple skin has pus; Now … Continue reading The Average, One-Lining, Love-Liable Narrator

Leaving My Hometown with Nothing but a Platonic Relationship

My mission has become a haze In these droning hours—   Snaking pavement, Grass coated medians: Another couple hundred miles, Another tank of diesel fuel, Another nook and cranny town Left unexplored by my consciousness As the gas logo sign posts, Bat me in the eye Like flies Pillars and bridges are swooping down With … Continue reading Leaving My Hometown with Nothing but a Platonic Relationship

The War on Drugs: a Symptom of a Larger Issue

By Corinita Reyes   In the war on drugs, the real targets have not been drugs themselves but on those who live a life in which drugs are ever present. Drugs prove to be a persistent issue in low income neighborhoods, specifically those who have an ethnically diverse makeup. The fact that those affected most … Continue reading The War on Drugs: a Symptom of a Larger Issue

Another Anything for a Little Attention Man

It’s true that a plastic rimmed hat That cost me ten cents at a thrift store Is sitting on my head; And it’s true that they gave me A free plastic trash bag To covers some  of my Old five and dime store clothing display; And it’s true I might have taken the bus; When … Continue reading Another Anything for a Little Attention Man