Glue

Glue, she mutters, massive locks of blonde hair, piled atop her head mysteriously held in place despite the breeziness of her top-down sports. Not even the wind can undo her, I marvel at the glint of gold at her neck, the sparkle of a rock as she waves, free-wheeling by What does this woman know […]

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A Nightmare in Poetic Form

(Note:  Inspiration for my poetry is derived from the Dreamtime.  Occasionally, a nightmare will evoke the creation of a short story.  A recent nightmare continues to haunt me, so I have attempted both forms of literature to garner new meaning.  The poem follows and the prose version can be seen here.  Which form offers more […]

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Business Venture

Victim, whose season is always Autumn, bloodied tears like fallen leaves trailing; and Martyr, for whom worship and self- sacrifice is a dietary requirement; propose to venture into retail ownership – recreating a former failed attempt; believing that if you build it (again) they will come, as Ego has promised.  “Well, it worked for that […]

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Resort

If only life were a resort – catered to meals, bed maids who shuffle out of sight so as to not disturb the illusion that life is magical, comfort a finger snap away; I’d refrain from interaction, recognizing celebrity amidst the guests – imagine the surprise if one should notice me: this fragile ego pressured […]

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Midnight Caller

Who is at my door, at nighttime prowls? Temporary is this stopover; bravado attempting vision – fear limits perspective and I’ve been called – what emergency exists that sets my heart throbbing; why is it so difficult to breathe? Is it angel or devil that seeks entrance, pierces the darkness; I am present – would […]

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Discombobulated

Conceding ability to focus, yearning for a cause; tired of sticking myself out, only to be brought down; stilted by this life, sick of taking second best – No, I’m not holding up – never the early bird; or king shit – sagging like breasts hitting thighs; always showing up single, slightly used, ripe for easy […]

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Seeking Home

My father’s kingdom his castle; I inherited his strife, witnessed years of control and submission felt used, undervalued, robbed; Was overinvolved responsibly, misunderstood the nature of his anguish, drew attention to myself interpreting his pain as personal. Our Father’s mansion (no place for inanimate objects) nurtures wisdom, recalls neglect, reflects on life choices, lack of […]

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Goldfish Reflections

I’m a freshwater gal, prefer murky, stagnant pools to the onrush of rapids, currents annoy me, challenge my delicate body, content to feed off lanky foliage, swim in dim-lit passages; fear it was the flash of gold, or glimpse of a mermaid tail that first attracted man, compelled him to trap then breed me artificially – […]

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Blogging Confidential

Find comfort amongst bloggers, witness the birth of writers, misplace my own purpose, fallen gather ideas, maintain my shame; I am a fictional character, having miscarried my own story, declined into dirt – dangerous; energy limited, no stores to drive me, never really known a home where peace dwells, where brilliance is nurtured, worn down […]

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Ancestral Rot

British roots define particular brand of peculiarity – shared claustrophobia – fear of closeness; need to lie down, separate myself, am married now childless dreams dust; I am cook, cleaner – project sparkle where dirt still lingers, losing rationality, not quite catching on; want to send flowers, honour passings but soul wounds, unbandaged, gape – […]

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