Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons Is My Daughter

Rehtaeh Parsons was the victim of an alleged gang rape and an online bullying campaign over the last few months. She recently committed suicide. Her organ donation saved the lives of four people.

To the lucky one who has her heart
Be glad that it still beats
And cherish it -
Laugh and love the days
She no longer can.
Remember why you have it
And be kind. Use it wisely.
Don’t back down from hate.
Stand up for others suffering.
Rehtaeh lives in you
And all of us.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Far from your Perfection

I am far from your
Perceived perfection.
I am not a God
Or superhero
But a man -
Flawed and glued together
from the shrapnel
Of an endless war.
Krieg / War

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


I've joined those
who hide inside
afraid of breaking
what we've built
from sticks and mud
along a fault line.
I've joined those
without a name
avoiding fire
in the flames.