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.
The wound To which you fail to tend Festers ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
I know I sound harsh Please understand It’s not that I don’t Want to be there for you It’s that I don’t Want to be the only one Including you I don’t want to be your crutch Your single and solitary Light In an otherwise engulfing darkness Which is partially if not mostly Of your [...]
Funny how, when someone does something wrong, and you don’t stand for it, they talk about “your problem,” when in fact they are the one who created the problem. In this case, I was walking from my car to the supermarket entrance, when a man in a truck quickly turned a corner of the parking [...]
You dismiss All that I have gone through To overcome everything I have faced And get to where I am In effect you dismiss Your ability to do the equivalent In your own life with your own circumstances In effect you separate me out As different “special” And after a lifetime Of paying careful attention [...]