No – Michelle Schaper

  I often forget how damaged I am, bluffing my way through life with an over rehearsed self confidence to hide my vulnerabilities. But when I am reminded, all the tiny broken pieces of me stab the back of my eyes and my rebel heart raises its hackles like a frightened cat. Fragments of my … Continue reading No – Michelle Schaper

Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  My tongue bears the weight of taste buds that look like cracked hearts spelling your name. There's a flame in my throat, burning from the feathers you plucked from the wings that once made my heart soar, but I don't choke up tears of wishing you were here. I suffocate on the weakness you … Continue reading Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Unmade Bed – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  I never could make sense out of my own heart. The way it hurts like it was broken in the womb, and I reach for everything like an umbilical cord. I wonder about the moment when this life became too bright for the battlefield behind my eyes. I close them, thinking maybe I can … Continue reading Unmade Bed – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

By My Own Admission #2 – S.L. Heaton

  By my own admission...I am lonely...   I have been single for over three years now...I don't mind being alone. I'm comfortable in my own skin and I quite enjoy my own company...but I cannot tell a lie...it gets lonely.   I'm as independent as they come...I don't need anyone. I'm good with it … Continue reading By My Own Admission #2 – S.L. Heaton