Lit Cigarettes

This poem was written when i was truly in the depths of despair, mired very deep in my addiction and really struggling to see a way out!

Magic Eraser

An iron oxide
usually red like blood
funny coincidence
formed by the redox reaction of iron and oxygen
in the presence of water or air moisture

Slightly Flammable

Flame retardant referring not to a family of chemicals
but a specific function:
to stop or slow down the flames

My Roommate

fast lane, fast cars
long lines and dive bars
motorcars, guitars, and writing memoirs
of a prodigal daughter
and I walk like a lamb to the slaughter

A Time Bomb

I am a time bomb ticking
and every tick tock
brings me closer to detonation