Roar!

Situational – term used to describe this current state – illness a thief perpetuates the crime – loss cavernous depression real and still, Spirit roars.

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Edit Me, Please

Skies draw me – the allure of wings the inference of escape Not afraid to dream – imagination fully engaged willingness set on go Till darkness encroaches – a black line blotting periphery Imperfection an ugly critique – self flails doubt becomes certainty Wrench my perspective away from the gloom need to crop the image. […]

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Shoo, Pity

Pity is a feathered thing, perches high above my bed, feeds off flakes of moulting skin, devouring the essence of me, till bone rattling with distraught, I scare it off. (Poem from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Image from personal collection.)

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Dear Sylvia Plath (Response to Apprehensions)

Please let me preface with a confession – I am not familiar with your work. It is not oversight on my part, rather a deliberate avoidance – you see, I too have faced the brand of madness that drove you to your death, have feared that any intimacy we might share would stir my own […]

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Dare I Hope?

Hope glitters like rays of golden sunlight piercing the thick overgrowth of my life. Dare I respond or is it just the sharp deflection of light on tinfoil meant to keep the scavengers away?

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Sorrow’s Vigil

There is sorrow in the nighttime, when the light of day has faded, and the noise of life subsided, and all the world is slumbering. Then my heart beats with a single lone drum, a heaviness weighing on me, chest punctured with grief, distractions losing their hold. There is sorrow in the nighttime, a deep-seated […]

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Soul Stalker

Downy blankets of white settle softly, Nature gratefully submitting to slumber as the Earth bids a seasonal adieu. Inside, my body craving hibernation curls into layered bedding, draws shades against the snowy scene, wills respite. My soul, a cat, lulled by the miracle stretches wide paws, arches, ready to discover some mystic wilderness. She is […]

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Run!

Spent most life running – obligations stepping stones spanning the endless abyss – desperately seeking bridges. Inescapable is darkness – pathways crumble, falter, delusions disintegrate – I have fallen, am falling Alone. Starkness blinding, rawness of soul exposed, like an inverted negative, surreal, unexpected truth. Unanswerable questions arise, I breathe, am not received, no reflection […]

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I Need You

What is wrong with me – too tired to argue, finding argument in every utterance, wanting peace, contrarily lashing out without reason? Is it the effort to untangle my mind from the jungle of sleep that leaves me shattered, head-throbbing, overly protective/defensive? Your words are assailants – bullets piercing my already inflamed cerebrum – I […]

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Day 241 Going With the Flow

I could cry tonight, if it wasn’t so futile. I would weep for all my losses – not just this moment of weakness but the well of energy that once drove me is dry arid sapped. Shuffling steps are punctuated with stumbles and my grasp falters and with sorrow I surrender to rest until the […]

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