Happy Little Lies

Happy endings are the greatest lies ever told. There is no love that does not end in grief. Love, like every other emotion, is passing. Every memory and emotion is doomed to fade away. Time and death are the ultimate truth — more powerful than any emotion we can ever hope to feel. Love envies... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 2014. 204 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a... Continue Reading →

My Second Poetry Book!

We Never Get Snow Down Here by Klorrie D. Now Available in Paperback on Amazon! In a city that rarely sees snow, a young woman stands on the roof of a building and watches as the first snowflakes of an upcoming blizzard begin to fall. As each snowflake lands on her, different memories and stories... Continue Reading →

Painting

An empty heart will grab hold of any medium it can; Clinging to it so that it might know what it is to feel full. It will paint a detailed picture of vibrant color And make a home inside of the painting, Well beyond the years when the colors begin to fade. Had I a... Continue Reading →

Mind vs. Heart

My heart writes endless love poems to you, and stores them away in my mind's locker. My mind shakes her head in disdain, and scolds my heart for being in the wrong place. Even more, she shoves my heart into her locker and secures the lock. My heart screams and bangs her fists against the... Continue Reading →

When It Has to End

I just sliced through an artery to bleed ... for the sake of stopping the smaller, damage-over-time cuts that I've sliced now for so many years; keeping them hidden from view. Is this truley the only solution? I didn't want this and I still don't. It hurts going in this deep, but it needs to... Continue Reading →

Circuit Boards

They never scolded me for taking apart the electronics. Every last screw, I’d remove them all. What wonders my young eyes would take in as I studied each of the circuit boards I undressed, With such intricate connections that I knew as life’s breath. Even I, a child, understood the complexity of what made such... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Walking the Black Cat

Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic 1996.  96 pages. Genre: Poetry   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in... Continue Reading →

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