Wednesday, August 16, 2017

the twisting

i played games too
but in between hopscotch and mother-may-i
the twisting
it started so young
and they looked at me so strange
all tied up in knots
and wondered what was wrong with me
rather than wonder what was wrong with the one who put them there

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

grabbing scraps isn't enough
let them scrabble
i'll bide my time

it's coming
it's coming

they tell me patience

maybe, maybe

but maybe i'll explode
maybe i'll break out
maybe i'll run

maybe i'll run

maybe i'll steal
maybe i'll lie

the motor revs

my caterwaul tears

taxing engines

exacting change

how we danced

before i swallowed my tongue
riding down the old street
too fast 
behind him on a mini-bike
he liked to scare me
he liked to scar me

head shots act at a distance
can't you see?


DAEMON

I was a hell spawn. I was a child of god. I could have been anything.


Late one night, I’ll start whispering the culling song in his ear. He’ll swallow his tongue.


He looks so small now.
Bony and frail, in his sick bed, in his sick house,

The delusions of grandeur have festered.

Remembering things that never happened.

The guns are still in the basement, like they always were.

It is where you belong.

Go on, into the void, end it all, do this one thing for me, this one thing ever.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

still

was i a loser
or just lost

my head held down
so i went right through

grabbing scraps isn't enough
let them scrabble
i'll bide my time

it's coming
it's coming

they all tell me patience

maybe, maybe

but maybe i'll explode
maybe i'll break out
maybe i'll run

maybe i'll run

maybe i'll steal
maybe i'll lie


if you say "it's all good" one more time...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

my brother was an asshole

My brother was the only one who ever showed me kindness in my family, so I clung to that and ignored everything else. He pulled the wings off of flies for fun. I rescued them and fed them when I found them. I had no love for flies in particular, but the horror of it made me want to help them. He gave me vivid and terrifying nightmares by telling me that there were monsters in the basement. Not to mention not going to the basement, which was fixed up as a rec room, and where all the toys were. He gave me a ride on his mini bike and went way too fast until I was terrified. That in itself is not deplorable, but I believe he enjoyed my distress, and being the cause of it. Perhaps it gave him a sense of power, as powerless as we all were against our father's madness. He did something to my cat, the only other thing that gave me any affection. I don't remember what it was, but it upset me so much I chased him out of the house and around it with a steak knife. I fully meant to hurt him, and he saw that, and though I could not catch him, I would not have stopped. He had to get our mother. Now we come to the molestation. He was old enough to know better. Not perhaps when he was 14 and I was 9, and he wanted to play doctor and was fully erect, but certainly when he was 17 and I was 12, and he touched me a few times. I could have stopped it and wanted to, only there was an intense fear that if I rejected him, I would lose the only person I had in the world. I loved him dearly. I ignored everything bad. When everyone else is cruel and uncaring, you don't have to do much to win a child's loyalty and undying love. And this is why his suicide devastated me when I was 14. I was left all alone, in a harsh, cruel, uncaring world, and I had no clue how I could survive it. My differences always set me apart and I never learned how to make friends, so I had none. When he died, not one person, not one of the many relatives, not one teacher, ever even asked if I was alright. Not even that insincere question, I didn't even get that much.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

axioms

I used to hear them. I used to listen a lot. Unfortunately, most people I listened to were ill or broken or obtuse. I might have heard a thing or two when I was young, but by the time I was old enough to chose who I had contact with, I might not have heard a single thing worthwhile. Well, now that I think of it, a couple of teachers, but by high school I was so far gone there would have needed to be extraordinary measures. I was set in my thinking that the world was stupid and cruel, and I was alone in it, with nothing to do but try to survive while taking the least amount of damage I could. And there were plenty to strengthen my view. All but three, and I think only one caught a glimpse and gave me Siddhartha to read, but neither of us tried to reach out more than that. I trusted no one by that time.

I was very smart, I think. But they damaged me so much, I could barely survive, and it was in incredible pain. So here I am, trying to work around the brain damage. The pain has subsided, and I must learn to access other parts of my brain, or if possible retrain the damaged parts.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

13

Her name was Sue. Like my sister. She was there the summer I was 13. And October too, the 31st. I must have been 14 by then. I hadn't gone trick-or-treating for a few years, and I was excited to go. But she showed up with the boy, and I think another. I think of him as Albert, but I believe that was his last name. He was sniffing around her, and she seemed to like the attention. I couldn't stand him. So I made an excuse, said I didn't feel like going. I didn't want to admit the truth. I don't think I ever told her. I didn't want to make her choose. I didn't want to feel like that. She was gone by the time March came around. We didn't keep touch.

She told me what to do, but I didn't listen. She was street smart, and knew how these things worked. I did not. And I was afraid. I should have listened. I just didn't understand why her social worker wouldn't help me. If my situation didn't warrant help, they why would I lie and say I was her? I was afraid of what would happen when the woman came to get me. I was supposed to say I was Sue and that I had run away again. So I did nothing.