Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction

“Find Broken Nose” the guy gasped. “Never heard of him.” The guy grabbed my collar and pulled me close to his lips. “Get my kid brother outta this cesspool.  His real name is Gregory. He looks like me just younger.” The mic said as his number came up. “Do I really need to pull thisContinue reading “Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction”

An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease

I inhale it every night before 6 – Courage (my dead lover’s not mine) I looked at my watch.”5 pm time for the cops to crawl into hiding.” I chuckle. ” I don’t have the luxury of steel bars.” A long banshee like scream bites into the last flicker of day and the night begins. Decency’s doors are closed andContinue reading “An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease”

Child’s Play #poetry #ebola #children

  One The number of people remaining in my family who are alive Two days ago they buried  mother all I saw was a bag no one her age has survived Three dead trees  left of my village warning of departed spirits the only voices you hear Four Down the hallway, behind closed doors you will findContinue reading “Child’s Play #poetry #ebola #children”

Round and Round #children #poetry #death

In the wink of an eye a splash in the pond a squint at the sky and you’ll be gone * streaming tail of a kite your first goodnight kiss college degree you might so many things you’ll miss * up down your merry-go round  ride look not ahead as you swim against the tideContinue reading “Round and Round #children #poetry #death”

Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry

The sun will come up … Tomorrow and I bet I’ll face this all tomorrow it’s not fun * Just thinking about tomorrow cancer eats the joy and leaves a sorrow today its won * When Im stuck in a day that’s sad and lonely I must fall on my knees and hope and prayContinue reading “Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry”

Lost in the Bottle #poetry #alcoholism

What do I call you now that you’ve changed? I’ve had so many titles some colorful names * All that’s past it’s now behind I’m aching, pondering the loss of your mind. ** What can I do? Where did it go? A life of brilliance I want to know *** I remember those days yourContinue reading “Lost in the Bottle #poetry #alcoholism”

Love Hurts ( losing a friend to cancer)

Romantic at Heart I am a romantic at heart so my poet friends tell me. I never really thought about it before. Something I do know about myself is that I pour my life into lives that are suffering, hurting. I’m a nurse so I guess it helps to have a big heart – sometimes.Continue reading “Love Hurts ( losing a friend to cancer)”

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