Monthly Archives: July, 2009

Do I Dare Sleep?

Should I try to steal a few hours slumber, Embrace the peace of sleep? In my stolen dreaming will he slip away into the darkness? Will he hurt himself? Or us? Too scared of the consequences to close my eyes Mentally stretched to my breaking point Some scribbled lines of bad verse To express the …

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My Possibly Mentally Ill Baby Brother.

My brother is 20 years old. He is the youngest of four and the only boy(I’m the oldest). We left his abusive father, my stepfather, when he was only 4 and moved from Virginia to Michigan. My mother remarried a few years later to a man who wasn’t always the nicest to him or any …

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