Wednesday’s Child

I was not born to be happy… No bright star shown down on me When I was dropped headfirst into the world Red-faced, kicking, screaming And placed in my mother’s arms— The only true home I’ve ever known Instead, a dark star witnessed my birth Stepped out of hell’s black hole Took me in its…

Immersion

it starts and it ends takes flight on dark wings and soars from my pen hell rises up heaven falls demons rush in and pass through the walls of the human psyche shored up by gossamer gods and magic pills tromp through mephitic mires of disbelief brandishing swords, counting kills nothing can protect you not…

The Unknown

galaxies beguile and beckon, mouths of black holes yawn. I face the unknown, bent of body, but bright of mind, not fearing the dawn of old age that comes to all stars, planets, and man. I face the unknown, time running through my fingers like grains of silvered sand. ©️Kaddie Tucker 2018 More from this…

The Last Dance

I stood out on the deck, staring up at the night sky into the face of the end of the world. Inside, my family and a large group of their friends drank and laughed and danced to old songs, some I remembered, some I didn’t. Upstairs, my two little brothers and the younger kids of…

Black Is

black is… the color of the ocean floor the color of the deepest well the color of a witch’s cat the color of a lover’s spell black is… the color of infinity the color of a new-moon night the color of secrecy the color of a dream that never takes flight black is… the color…

Her and Me

I can’t be Who you want me to be I am not her I am only me I am not docile Can’t live on my knees Can’t humble myself Can’t beg pretty please Been slapped in the face Learned not to be weak Don’t lean on anyone Stand alone on my feet Can’t hold on…

Unwind

I’m tired, so very tired of love, of so-called life of all the countless heartaches and years of endless strife can’t undo what been done too late to re-roll the dice time to pay the penurious piper but can’t afford the price the velvet black void beckons sweetly calls my secret name offering silence I…