The One Redemption Granted
by A.J. Huffman

“Language makes me a stranger
to my own life,”

— Susan Mitchell

I dive inside
the pages of my mind.
Looking for understanding.
I find only escape.
And a bizarre sort of forgiveness.
Detachment breeds peace.
In broken lines
of blackness.
Running like blood.
Through the silent white
of another world.
I am released.
From the pressures.
Of disappointing innocence.


A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published four collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, Cognitive Distortion, and . . . And Other Such Nonsense.  She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at and!/poetess222.