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Black Mermaids:  Anniversary Edition keeps score, holds memory and explores the possibility of repair.


Ultimately, Black Mermaids show us what it means to be bold, brave and resilient.




Pickin' Scabs


My son 

does not flinch

as he tempts

the dried over wound

scraping until he reveals 

the pink agate beneath the scab


When he hears his father's voice

after the automated prompt instructs him to press '5'

his hear opens

but never fully closes


Each encounter

an archaelogical dig of yearning

a deep wound

where their relationship should be



Black Mermaids: Anniversary Edition

  • Poetry

    December 2017

    84 Pages

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