Independent

Being independent means being able to say "No more," to friends who are toxic, to family who act numb, helpless, brainless, leeches sapping all your energy and good will, giving nothing in return But being independent means not owing anything to anyone any more Being independent means refusing to visit on holidays, refusing to acknowledge … Continue reading Independent

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Loud

What are you thinking? Make an observation, "the classroom is quiet" and so are we Life is naturally loud What might scientists look for? Predators, prey The silent cries underneath green What happens to their food? Herbivores, carnivores, eaters and feeders and readers and writers Food source declining, pollution and pesticides and Human Interaction, natural … Continue reading Loud

F Word

Crumpled up piece of paper found in the trash between lunch periods, between gum-stained homework and block erasers an outline of a small hand, all five fingers, one extended further upwards than the others, and a message in all caps, scratched out in pencil, still legible despite this it says, "Mr. D" and then trails … Continue reading F Word