I chose not to see,

the thoughts that ran through my mind-

dark and primitive

as you yelled and hooted

I chose not to hear,

the words you used…(excerpt)

The Journey

Pennies from heaven dropped
Happiness engulfed him over the top
Over-accomplished parents, loving family
The six year boy had all reasons to run around happily.

The eight year boy arched his eyebrows
Roused from his bed piled with…(excerpt)