Grabbed in a corner.
Held without permission.
I am someone’s daughter,
But you won’t even listen.

I said no!
I don’t want to.
If this was your wife,
What would YOU do?

What turns you on
About fear and disgust?
What about sex
Makes abuse a must?

I don’t like this.
You need to stop!
Touch me again
And YOU’ll need the cop.

On the Platform

This little girl on the platform is a program cover I designed for a theatre production of
A Little Princess. I created in Illustrator and used it during college for a book cover design as well.

What are you waiting for?
They aren’t coming back.
Your tears are falling
As they ramble down the track.

You’re on your own.
Frightened and alone.

You are endlessly waiting
For the next moment to rise.
For destiny to find you
And dry your pain-filled eyes.

But you don’t have to wait.
We decide our own fate.

Get going! Make your luck.
We can pull ourselves up.
We don’t ask permission.
We can fill our OWN cup.

Please. Don’t wait.
You’re gonna be great.