Sin Twister & Amnesia – Nicole on OTV Magazine

I am thrilled to be featured on OTV Magazine again today with two poems. Have a peek at Sin Twister and Amnesia.    

Six Words

It's amazing how much can be said, or not said, in six little words.  

Silly Girl

Stop lighting yourself on fire to keep them warm, you will not become radiant. There will be nothing left of you but charcoal; a bitter aftertaste lingering before they spit you out.

In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

In All That I Am If I could draw a blade across my wrist to show you that my veins clog with the sludge of ugliness, you would never again ask me, “Why are you so tired?” If I could crack open my skull to free my mind, you would see that it is not … Continue reading In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

From Oppression Comes Light – Stephanie Ortéz

From Oppression Comes Light Since I left you, I feel free. My soul is no longer trapped to yours. Like a bird learning to fly, I have regained the wings that had been cut off from me. Out of the ashes, I no longer surrender to carnal love. My consuming desire gravitates towards the air, … Continue reading From Oppression Comes Light – Stephanie Ortéz

Why I’m Not A Total Piece of Shit

This is exceptional. Thank you, Byron Hamel and thank you Trigger Points.

I am in absoute awe of Byron and I thank the Universe for souls like his.

Trigger Points: Childhood Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting

In searching for fathers to contribute to the Trigger Points Anthology, I came across Byron’s blog Trauma Dad. As soon as I finished reading his post I Am A Killer, I emailed him because I felt compelled to help him share his voice as far and wide as I could. Although he was unable to contribute to the anthology, he has remained a friend to the Trigger Points community. Good things are happening for Byron and I am so thrilled that he has chosen to share an excerpt from his upcoming book I Am a Killer for the #SurvivorsEmpoweringSurvivors series.

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“I think “I Am A Killer” will help people.  More than that, I think the raw acknowledgement of my corrupt instincts, and how I turn them into positive action, will help stop people from being abusers, and will help them come to love themselves.” ~Byron Hamel

Choice.

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The Terrible Father and The Schizophrenic by Christin Harper

Christin bravely shares a very personal account of her relationship with her father. Gorgeously written.

ORGANIC COFFEE, HAPHAZARDLY

Twenty-one years ago, my parents met in a psychiatric hospital. I like to say I was doomed from the start. No one else thinks that’s funny.

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