Looks Aren’t Everything by Cortney Joseph

Smiling as her husband wrapped his arm around her waist, carefully pulling her closer as he introduced her to his coworkers for the first time, Miki reveled in the welcomed closeness she’d desired so much lately. “Timothy, Allen; I’d love for you both to meet my beautiful wife, Miki. Darling, these are the gentleman I’mContinue reading “Looks Aren’t Everything by Cortney Joseph”

“Pretty Brown” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

As a little girl, I would sit and wonder why I couldn’t be … better Lighter skin, straighter hair. Pretty in the eyes of an ugly society In my eyes … The kinks of my hair and the tone of my skin were hindering And praise of the “Pretty Red” only showed that my brownContinue reading ““Pretty Brown” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

“Whispers Through Heaven” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

Mind if I sit here for just a moment? I wanna … talk to you, for just a while. I know it’s been a while, I know I never visit. I just…. I find it so hard to accept, understand. I can’t comprehend why we have to talk this way. Why I have to sendContinue reading ““Whispers Through Heaven” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

“Hope Someday” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

It often feels as though your back is to the wall There’s no one to help, no one who cares to TRY and understand “Why can’t you control him?” “If it was my child, she’d be dealt with appropriately”… Please, tell me what’s appropriate enough for a child who lacks understanding, Not by choice, it’sContinue reading ““Hope Someday” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

“Losing Me” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

Ever felt the walls caving in The whole world drops down on your shoulders… Stress takes over and your mind imagines everything that’s wrong. Nothing you do is right. And the closer you get to “perfection”… The more you lose your sanity. Ever felt the need to run The need to hide, escape the painContinue reading ““Losing Me” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

“Drink & F*ck” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

I sit here, in tears as I stare into your eyes, Thinking about our predicament.   Every other day I say I’m done, But we drink and we fuck, and we’re back in love all over again. You love it so I love it, and I accept it and I condone it.   It’s likeContinue reading ““Drink & F*ck” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

I Don’t Want To Do Wrong by Cortney Joseph

There was an uneasy silence that filled the dimly lit living room, tension as thick as the smoke that trailed from lips of a man that should have been reveling in the joys of returning home. Turmoil and distress should have been a distant thought, left behind in the barren and burned fields of aContinue reading “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong by Cortney Joseph”

“Untitled 3/26/22” by Cortney Joseph

In my dreams, I have searched far and wide, For the sight of you, Just once more, for a moment more. For the chance to talk, For the chance to hold you close, To express my gratitude, give thanks For the time I had, To be in your presence To have been loved by you.Continue reading ““Untitled 3/26/22” by Cortney Joseph”