begging, the merciless obsession eradicated, relentless
screaming behind frozen stare, scared
floods back like recoiling toes from cold water, endless
forgiveness, permission – breathe and be, redemption
Michelle “Strawberry” Heymann is graduating Antioch University Winter 2011, with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. Michelle has spent the past 10 years working in the field of Chemical Dependency Treatment. In 2007 she opened Casa Bella Sober Living with Fiona Ray. This is her first time being published.