The Box

It’s summer, the time when I am supposed to be the happiest. Gardening, butterflies, flowers and all the other things I think I need in order to survive what’s coming. But I hate the way the air feels, with it’s wildfire red sunsets reminding me that the world really is on fire and it’s just … Continue reading The Box


Everything you will never understand I’ve wished for a thousand times A non-believer Praying to be filled with what I know not And emptied of the same Equilibrium Released from delirium The moon, the sun and the stars Have tired of my voice So I turn to the earth She births hope Cradles death Panacea … Continue reading Wish

Rana Kelly’s Superstition Book Giveaway Contest

Rana Kelly’s Book Giveaway Contest

Sudden Denouement Collective


Sudden Denouement just published our first book, Superstition, a collection of poetry by the other-worldly Rana Kelly. The book is available through Amazon. It was a labor of love for both Rana and myself. The process of pouring yourself, your life experience into a book is daunting–and rewarding at the same time. Conversely, publishing a book is a great deal of work and undertaken with a passion for great poetry, great literature.
SD is greatly honored in the task. I would ask that anyone interested reward Rana by picking up a copy of her book. We will soon have copies with signed cards inside them. I would also suggest reading Until Her Darkness Goes, her amazing novel, also available on Amazon.
I will give a copy away to the best 100 words I receive about why poetry is necessary in a world of texts, social media, reality…

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Love this poem by DamagedLuna


I hope you know when I write this
I’m speaking to you
That I’m not screaming anymore
I’ve been ripping myself apart, I’m sure you’ve guessed.
I’ve learned to sew a few broken pieces
This leftover scar tissue feels more like a punishment
Than a savior.

I’ll always be here
You’ll always be there
But we’ll always understand
That sometimes happiness just is not enough
I know when thoughts circle you like sharks, you let them take you
You know I collect my numbers like jewels in my pockets
I know you wish I was different.

You used to tell me if I ever lost you
Scream out your name towards the night
I’ve been screaming ever since, not even the stars answer now
Once more I have been told that I am a little too much
A little too enraged, too closed, too odd
Once more I’ve sent you…

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Blood Into Ink Writing Prompt Challenge: 1Wise-Woman

Brave & Reckless

Too much has been taken

What wasn’t killed, was stolen

What wasn’t stolen, was poisoned

Eviscerated, vacant, voided

A snake

Camouflaged behind closed doors

Charmed by power

Powered by violence

Seize what you need

Plant a seed

Of destruction

With words

Lies and betrayal

Fury and force

It would be easier to believe in God

Than believe in you

Drain my blood

Your lifeline

My crumbling foundation

A black hole

Siphoning the sun

And the sky hurts

Like a moth self sacrificed

To light

Oblivious of it’s pestilent plight

There is no glory

In the details of my story

It was written for me


In my scars

The fear in my eyes

My irregular heartbeat

There are gaps here and there

From the times I couldn’t bear

Forced to read the same chapters

Reality recited too many times

In my fragmented mind

It speaks plainly enough

Blood loss


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