Tears on my plate like gravy. 


so now I have rheumatoid arthritis

Ill get right to putting that on my plate

there will be room after removing wheat 

next to disabled single mom poverty poc

queen must swallow her pride

I will not be falling in the rain again

again again like last year

so now I need a badass cane for halloween

regal staff befit a queen that caters to my vanity

goddammnit my body must heal and strengthen

for I already fight with my sanity

again again doctor says lower your stress

do I cry or laugh at the impossibleness

for internal peace I occasionally find 

but the knowledge of world around me

that too makes me lose my mind 

so I apologize in advance that I cry

tears on my plate like gravy

About the author

Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish universalist QPOC witch doctor mama bear poet activist survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesnt like labels that uses punctuation when she d@mn well pleases smile emoticon period Lennée has appeared in the UPS DIRT! project, Creative Colloquy, The Girl God, Tattoosday, and Lost Tower. Her poems and photos are often in “Works In Progress”. Lennée repped Olympia Peoples Mic in NYC for WOWPS 2016, has featured and slammed across the country, and was heard on the KAOS 89.3 lit show “Tell It Slant”.

Find her everywhere online @lenneereid and her blog, “asliceofmysticpi” at mamamystic.wordpress.com