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 [...]
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 [...]
Trusting and breathing Into my inherent goodness Instead of combating the darkness That was imposed onto me ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
They say let go and let Gd But Gd is not taking care of you I am And if I let go You may die And I may lose That which is dear to me But in taking care of you I lose myself Picking up the pieces Of your futile resistance And ineffective railing [...]