Tag Archives: Relationships

Ancestral Burden

They say we carry the dead with us, And most are surprised by the weight. We hoist them up on our shoulders, And imagine our strength is adequate. But invariably we fault and stumble. We stagger and trip and fall. … Continue reading

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Another Train Song (#poem, #villanelle)

Standing on the platform, waving goodbye to yesterday’s train. Perhaps you wanted to feel you had a little bit of control. You’re saying you hope that train never comes back again. A peripatetic pretense helps to ease the pain. It’s … Continue reading

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To Define a Thing (#poem)

He broke her spirit when he declared He didn’t even know what love is. She had only asked a simple question As she planned her own future. Whilst he resisted closing his options, He never noticed how open hers were. … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

Last year, I wrote a short essay on why I hate “Steak and BJ Day,” which is that it is built around sexist stereotypes and highlights relationships as transactions, consisting men giving gifts in exchange for red meat and sexual … Continue reading

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