A Letter To An Addicted Colleague

When you walked up to me with a three-day old IV-port and told me that you were on daily pethidine for severe peptic ulcer disease, I suspected something fishy.


poem: conversation about a bottle

are you sure this bottle can’t fix me? are you absolutely sure? maybe I didn’t swallow it just right maybe if I try one more time this broken bottle will fill this hole perfectly no it can’t fix you this I am sure of really? it can’t? aren’t we all made of the same things? […]


codependency and alcoholism – parallel diseases

Someone posted this on the Sober Recovery message board. It is 1000% true and something that I finally realized. Maybe if you try and think of codependency and alcoholism as similar problems, then you can understand why it is just as hard to get rid of someone you love no matter how much of a […]


Abuse is terrorizing.

How do you write about something that people are afraid to see? How to you expose an undermining, but insidious practice? How do you change peoples’ minds? How does a civilization heal from the wounds of abuse? Those that suffer abuse are traumatized. Trauma causes a person to reside in the past where the abuse […]