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Fell in love with writing at age 12.Worked in nursing with a focus on women's health and education during early years of career. Became fascinated by law re violence against women and children and worked for the Camden County Prosecutor addressing both. Studied writing and literature continuously. Recently moved to the mountains in Pa. Am writing and painting full-time now. Am still as much in ... more »

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I Am Your Child

I Am Your Child

My eyes blaze a hole
into what is left of your soul.
For I, I am your child
You let her steal,
beat me again and again
with that belt
belts belonging to so many men

I listen to the mattress creak
sheets on fire

And she laughs
and screams in her unholy dance
Your courts send her back
You let her plead
but not for me

and I, I am your child
as much as any child,
hurting more and more,
while she begs for your mercy
and you say
there is no room for her behind your bars

But the bird ...

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