Response Poem: Made for Him- Christine Ray

The video for Niia’s Made for You is one of the most disturbing, provocative and mesmerizing music videos I have ever seen. I could not look away even when I wanted to.  It inspired my response poem below. TRIGGER WARNING: This is not an easy video for rape survivors, victims of childhood sexual abuse or domestic violence— but … Continue reading Response Poem: Made for Him- Christine Ray

Snake in a Can- Aurora Phoenix

coiled deep within her cells lie dormant serpents seething sensory snippets of the past in inopportune moments unseen approach innocuous but unexpected ring of a phone the snake strikes bursting from her chest in darting heart and thrashing breath she laughs off her shocking jump reassuring startled colleagues she is tightly tethered to sanity and … Continue reading Snake in a Can- Aurora Phoenix