Demolition

Nightmares are tolerable Same old thing Chased and cheated Trapped and tricked Falling and failing Nothing all that terrible It’s the spiders I can’t stand Crawling over my legs Snacking on my neck I flick them off Half asleep Wondering how high the pile will be One of my favorite things to wake up to…… Continue reading Demolition

Vulture Culture

I had a feeling my world was amiss. I’d been dizzy, foggy, confused, listless. There was familiarity there, beside me, dog-like loyalty. Curiosity kept pulling at the leash, trying to change my direction. An auspicious white light in the distance caught my eye, illuminated by freshly sprouted emerald grass. My stomach turned, my heart skipped.…… Continue reading Vulture Culture

March Madness Top Ten: Marching in Madness & March Madness/1Wise-Woman

Originally posted on A Global Divergent Literary Collective:
Two writers who submitted to the March Madness Divergent Literature Contest had not one but two pieces in our top ten.  Today we present two pieces from 1Wise-Woman Marching in Madness Dwelling on the brink of madness morphing magic tricks mind over matter universal force fed famine…

Howl at the Moon

I opened the door Unfettered And stepped nonchalantly Wrapped in warmth Sun on my skin Lavender breeze Naive and susceptible To harsh reality Expecting a reflection of similarity Sublime in simplicity But this A universe completely foreign Blinded by the light Burned in flames of the uncaring Indifferent and detached Love seems so easy Look…… Continue reading Howl at the Moon

Doctor’s Orders

My kind, gentle, bubbly pain specialist. All day, every day, dealing with invisible pain, drug seekers, serious sufferers. Yet he saunters in with the same big grin, eager to tell me the latest, non-medicinal updates on pain management. He is so excited I can’t help but smile through my pain. “Plant your feet on the…… Continue reading Doctor’s Orders

The End of a Friendship

For a few of you that have talked with me and offered support and encouragement regarding the friend of mine who gave up on me, I ended it today. And thank you to so many of you that stepped up to offer kind words. I had been holding space in my heart for this person,…… Continue reading The End of a Friendship

Dose Me

A dose of reality Gasping for breath Drowning dreams Ambushed amygdala Cemented cerebellum Hijacked heart Supine soul Will my arms to relocate Caress and count protruding ribs Prompting pulse check Resembling week old road kill Weak unborn duckling Desperately convulsing out of my shell Time travelled to hell I always welcomed Pain as distraction What…… Continue reading Dose Me