Tonight I went to a mermaid gathering – women joining together for spontaneous song and dipping (or swimming, in my case), in the cold Pacific Northwest waters. The gathering started off beautiful, soulful, nourishing, and healing for me. We shared how we were feeling and sang our names with that feeling – or in my [...]
I don’t want to pitch you anymore I don’t give a fuck about What you think about what I think I don’t want to wait for something Outside myself, which you deem important, To happen To validate the relevance and worth Of my observations and insights I just want to see to contemplate to share [...]
Shit just drags on Your story Becomes my story Your chaos Becomes my chaos By default ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
You said she was big And looked like a man That there was something Wrong with her And that when she danced alone With her tiara People felt sorry for her But I feel sorry For people whose lives Are so empty That they fill them With speculation And pity You said She’s mentally retarded [...]
I foresee the consequences You don’t I end up holding the burden You won’t I drag you along in flight like a burlap sack Full of bricks The weight tears at my wings But I know if I let go of the excess You will crash and burn ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. [...]
You tried To destroy my soul I tried To uplift you While healing myself From the trauma And destruction You inflicted on me You complained All the while Adding fury To your violent rage And attempt to obliterate Everything ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without [...]
You handed me down An impossible list of Tasks and responsibilities And I ticked them off one by one like a dutiful daughter Accomplishing most of them completely And some of them partially Despite their impossibility And irrationality But now I’m all Tied in a knot And unsure Where to put my focus time effort [...]
Constant crisis aversion Monitoring and managing others Incompetent unwilling unable I can wait I can wait I can wait Daughter Friend Neighbor It doesn’t matter Always the mother She can wait she can wait she can wait If I am not for myself Who is for me But if I am not for you You [...]
Your insurance Is assurance of nothing Except your profit In the guise of providing me With “care” That you determine Based on your bottom line And scientific mumbo-jumbo That has nothing to do with My Body My Life My Wellness You bank on The exhaustion of those Victimized by the negligence of others Which you [...]
Does caring for my own life Mean allowing your death Trying to assemble something Whole and harmonious Out of broken pieces Shards of light from the darkness ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.