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Phone rings or it doesn’t ring Creditors, banks, “loss recovery” If only they’d help me with this grief Bumper-car belly growing all around me So thick no embrace can reach the...

How Fat Shaming Feeds Eating Disorders

Not everyone who is obese lives on junk food. Fat does not mean unhealthy. Weight and size are not moral issues. I will use myself as an...

Yellow

I remember lemonade-- Country Time to be exact. At the curb we made a stand in summer, 1983. Twenty-five cents in a trickle-down economy. I did not...

The Magician

I wake up from a nightmare. It goes like this: Dad and Mom come back together to settle the score, numbers and wills and totals and tallies...
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Mental Health Stories – The Look

One of many mental health stories is when I remember the first time I got fired. Until that time I’d known only success. The early years of...

Blindfold

When you kissed me last night, I was eight years old again, holding myself, in the basement, where I used to hide from the bruises and kiss pillows, Swear I'd never let...

I Thought I Was a Feminist

I thought I was a feminist Who just loved tall women Like you Tall as father Later Towered over me I thought I was a feminist But I longed for you After you left...

No Words for This: Coming Out in the Late 80s

There was always pressure to like boys-- to get a boyfriend, fall in love, marry, and have babies. I can’t remember a time of my life when...
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