Author Archives: Catastrophe Jones

Invocation

I turn my face inward to the sun inside me, an incadescent hatred of the chains in which our oppressors bind me, bind us all; I have decided to step away from the grim, chilling night and accept the rage … Continue reading

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Give Me Nothing

I am this vast ocean and also drowning; I am this furious blaze and also burning; I am She Who Must Be Fed and also I consume myself in my hunger; nothing will sate me– nothing is enough– nothing fills, … Continue reading

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Ideations

This blasted landscape of my life has left me longing not for death but simply ending for longer than I can remember. I have wished just to stop for what is longer than my daughter’s whole life, and she has … Continue reading

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Something Like This

There is a genuine wish in the drowning heart to give up the fight. It wars with the silent squalling hope that is the need to survive. The ambient white noise of her head is fading, letting in the outside … Continue reading

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Circus Peanuts

As a child and early teen, before the years when you start thinking your parents are horrible, I used to go on long car trips with my dad. They were a highlight of my youth, and I remember every one … Continue reading

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