Closed Eyes|Odilon Redon — circa 1894

No Road to Recovery

An Experimental Audio Micro-Poem

We have been stripped
of the lives we knew — thrown into
the lives we hate by 
keepers who do not know
what it means to be kept.

©2019 Tremaine L. Loadholt All Rights Reserved

*Author’s Note: The Powerhouse introduced The Handmaid’s Tale to me and I have found myself binge-watching every episode, trying not to let myself become too angry with each new dive into the “fictional” lives of women who have been stripped of the lives that they once knew and forced into the lives of those who want nothing more of them than “miracle babies.” I cannot fathom what it must feel like to be raped on a consistent schedule with empty rhetoric and twisted biblical scriptures as reputable reasons for their drastic and inconceivable ways of life decided by those in power or considered the “Upper Echelon” of the U.S. of A. What’s even scarier? It feels like we could be headed in that direction.