Dear Shame and Perfection, I’ve met somebody else

This speaks to me. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/04/dear-shame-perfection-ive-met-someone-else/ Dear Perfection. I love you. I love you for all the times you kept me safe. Stopped me from moving ahead before I was ready. Saved me from making a mistake and being humiliated. Held me back while others rushed into the fire and got burned. Thank you for warning … Continue reading Dear Shame and Perfection, I’ve met somebody else

Six Reasons I “still go to those meetings” — A Spiritual Evolution

Sometimes if I share that I’m 21 years sober, people unfamiliar with AA will ask: “You don’t still go to those meetings, do you?” The answer is, hell yes! Yes, yes, YES!!! And I hope I always get to! The fact is, I’m talking about something completely different than they are. They’re thinking of whatever […] … Continue reading Six Reasons I “still go to those meetings” — A Spiritual Evolution

Ode to Invisible Disabilities

You tell me, Wow, you don't look sick," when makeup's on my face As I venture out courageously concealing my back brace You tell me,"Hey. you don't look sick," when I try to look carefree but there's a crippling pain within that you will never see You tell me, "Great, you don't look sick!" and … Continue reading Ode to Invisible Disabilities

Shipwrecked – poem on adoption and PTSD

Born into a tiny shipwrecked boat forever out to sea captors playing Hot Potato never touching me   Next ocean liner captors luxuriously adorned smiling at their prize while showing their violence and scorn   Smothered by the bitterness of bondage and of lies The captive plays the game and always keeps up her disguise … Continue reading Shipwrecked – poem on adoption and PTSD