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Tag: Julie Anderson

All I Ever Wanted

All I¬†ever wanted turned into something I never knew. Blood colored manacles on my wrists, the reflection of that wish. Incandescent¬†light blotted out the rain Fire and brimstone tear through my skin Trembling, terrified the thought of everything I have ever wanted is the silkiest kiss All I ever wanted turned into what I don’t miss…

The Art of Being a Woman in a Man’s World

Cinderella and a prince. Straight A’s and a college sweetheart.Smiles, beauty and breathtaking innocence. The husband of her dreams. Children. A house with a white picket fence. Endless days of marital bliss. A career that is exciting. Breaking boundaries. Excelling in all pursuits. Traveling to parts unknown. Those are the dreams deposited at the feet of…

Spit It Out

I wish I could get rid of the taste, it is metallic and poisonous, like burnt pious self-righteousness, unpalatable.I want to wash and sterilize my mouth, my mind, my body and my spirit of all the trash it has produced and swallowed.I wish I could erase the memories; they are the bitter, judgmental rants, a smorgasbord…

The Warriors

Time,a robberdisguised,rubbed the edges ofher tenet,eroding the pillars of confidencethat she adhered to,ones that she constantly held- against daily attackson her spirit. She is naked while dreaming.She is naked,living in a land of‘It never was this way before’She is naked while fighting. Her war cry can be heard from behind closed doors. Still no relief.Secret truths…

The Supermodel Thief

A long, long time ago, when fashion was fierce and supermodels reigned supreme, I was fortunate enough to have been chosen to walk (stumble really, like a goof ball), down the runway, for some of the most legendary designers of that time (the 90s). In those days, during “show season,” I would find myself in Paris…