Not Thursday

Today is ThursdayI’m certain of itThursdays Mom callsafter her hair appointment But she hasn’t calledand I can’t find that showI watch on Thursday nightsDid they change the programming? And then I rememberthat garbage goes outThursday nightand so I scramble, but everyone else has forgottenhow can this be?Today is Thursdayand nothing is going right. (For Reena’s […]

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Brain on Fire

My mind is ablaze – ideas churning vying for recognition – greed is ego’s bane hogs the spotlight but other thoughts stir gentler, more insightful – will remain in shadow till a quorum empowers artful expression. (This poem is from Twitter @Vjknutson.  I’m linking it up with Reena’s Exploration challenge which is the featured image.  […]

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Inspired

Oh, this symphony, this magnetic resonance – my brain is on fire, a duende spiralling mystical discovery. (Ragtag Community’s daily prompt is duende.  I am also linking up to Reena’s Exploration challenge #111, in which the linked video is the prompt. Credit to Aeon.com.  Photo from personal collection.)  

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Letters and Words

Letters jostle for position back-up attempt to regroup get detoured Frustration builds and obstacles pop-up – cognition faltering Circuits are jumbled pathways rerouting patience exploding expression lost. Word recall out of order Word recognition under construction Is there an exit from this nightmare? (Brain fog affects cognitive functioning.  I first wrote this piece in 2015 and […]

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Perfectionist’s Bane

No matter how I organize the littles – set the unruly to task, orchestrate harmony from chaos – critics dismantle the efforts, find the loose thread and tug… until all is worthless effort.

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Breeding Paranoia

Manufacture fresh starts – build bridges across the abyss, stay afloat, imagining – mythical passages, fantastical places, magic of wizardry just keep the foes submerged, act carefully, the house is under surveillance, observers quietly learning.

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No Race Today

Left leg on strike, brain disengaged, energy scrounging for re-charge coming up empty Body derelict – this illness sensual agony – forgive my silences, any absences Spirit like a racehorse strains against the reins too taut, hungry to feel the wind in its stride, breath freedom. Gate is closed. (The challenge of living with chronic […]

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Malevolent

Sensing foulness of mood they slither out from dark places – whirling wisps of putrid insinuation Clever they are, and almost imperceptible but I am clever also, have succumbed one too many times to the deceit will not be played by the mutterings prodding me to find fault with others to claim myself unjustly wronged. […]

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Awkward

Chance encounter, a simple “hello”, and I reel backwards, grasping… blank the mind a trickster, memory inaccessible, panic pulses a response… hovers out of reach expectancy a deadline… Am I smiling? Or just an inert fool, this brain fog a cruel master. (Ran into an old friend today.  Could not remember her name, nor where […]

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Mental-pause

Where do the words go when they slip through the cracks of my mental filing cabinet? And where is recognition when they reappear no longer categorized or referenced – out of alphabetical order – not even an inkling of recall as if our acquaintance is akin to discovery? (The Daily Prompt is inkling.)

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