when we forget, for a moment, how to love.

sometimes i think we won't make it. that's my biggest fear - that we will accidentally, intentionally hurt each other in the worst way possible. there would be no going back from that. when doors are slammed, voices raised, words breaking, jaws clenching. when we forget, for a moment, how to love. instead - we [...]

our blood stains these cathedral walls

it's wanting to punch your fist through a wall. it's an open wound, bleeding - unbearable.   contracting and retracting; my womb is shedding itself.   a riotous force, armies in battle:   stab, stab, stabbing.   an almighty force, it symbolises my sexual maturity my monetary value in our society - i become property. [...]

i am astounded by your brilliance

i am astounded by your brilliance, surrounded by a luminescence, a magnetism (a magnificence) completely primal.   your eyes, they glitter with knowledge (laughter) an omniscience, an open window.   i hear your laugh, a victorious exclamation of hilarity - everyoneย knows you, theyย yearnย to be within you, of you, around you. i don't think you're comfortable [...]

implicit sexism;

implicit sexism: a river of denial, painting your son golden. your daughter black with burden. when will we stop? when will we stop confining children to ridiculous notions of what is masculine and what is feminine?   (itโ€™s not manly to vacuum the house. you shouldnโ€™t have to do the cooking, you're the man. donโ€™t [...]