I don’t want to be 

Thinking in terms

like these 

My mind a continual cesspool

Of parts and pieces

of her 

of us

of them

of me


We can’t see

what may be

Or will never be 

It comes and goes



I have grown accustomed to pretending  

I am strong when I must

But this— 

This takes over everything 


Like locusts 


Like maggots

sucking a carcass clean

They eat away at my being 

Deep down into my flesh

My bone 

Within the Marrow 

And they stay 




As I suffocate 


And no matter what is

said or unsaid

It’s what’s lurking between the lines 

That haunts us the most 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Mommy Musings

Thoughts and musings on motherhood, from a mommy of two. The ups, the downs, and all the in-betweens.

See All Posts


Moments captured in time and the life lessons learned from the people whose paths we cross.

See All Posts

Spiritual Reflections

We can find God in the small things in everyday life. We only have to look for Him where we least expect to find Him.

See All Posts