Broken English

attached
to
self-loathing
his
bleeding
never
stops

MG 2017

Marianne FaithfullBroken English

 

First published in March 2017 as a status update, I decided to use the image for something else.

My Femininity

A woman
of no
fixed
gender,
abjectly
free
of
memory
yet
pregnant
with
forgotten
wounds.

image and text (c) Rob Goldstein 2017

…of wisteria and the scent of honeysuckle

Her  death leaves
us with

hidden memories

of captured fireflies,

of wisteria and

the scent of

honeysuckle,

of taffy pulls
and
pink flamingos,

of Christmas and

the Wizard of Oz,

of swallowed

shame

and conflicting

secrets.

Image and text Rob Goldstein (c) 2017