Tom Mallouk subtly and profoundly takes on on the painful subject of boyhood sexual abuse in this wrenching poem.
I love coffee. Today, I am drinking my coffee in honor of my mother.
This Mother’s Day, forget the typical greeting card. Tap Ned Hickson to craft the perfect “thank you Mom” sentiment.
In advance of Mother’s Day, here’s a poem from Christopher Nelson which celebrates beauty and a son’s love for his mom. It’s also one of those poems that makes you go “Oh!” at the end.
Simon Goland continues his journey of emotional reclamation while questioning societal missives about how a man should express himself.
Bathrooms are not the only battleground for transgender rights. Peter LaBerge speaks in the persona of a Connecticut trans girl, incarcerated alongside men.
It was hard, but letting go of my ego changed my whole approach to life.
Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.
William Reichard brings us an evocative poem of loss and, perhaps, hope.
Good poetry’s capacity to convey emotional intensity is exemplified in Todd Davis’s piece on the love of a wife for her husband in his last days.
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How do you handle toxicity in adult-parent relationships? Often, as adults, our relationships with our parents is difficult, whether leftover from childhood or because of something that happened later in life. If you have a toxic or emotionally challenging relationship with your mother, father or with both of your parents, how do you handle it? […]