Rock Pool

Is it the stillnessof the rock poolthat draws meagain and again? Authority eludes –is not my own –I dodge hawk-eyedcritics, am weighteddown…strugglingto resurface… Crave tranquilcompany, a chanceto breathe…unseen…Nature always the key (Image my own)

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Dreaming Oceans

Ingrained in methis flighteye on the futurethe periphery closing in. Husband urges meforward, but wherethis road leadsI do not know Connected to selfopen, escaping intothe vast expansebecoming fluidalive, nurtured I have been spit outby life so often,taught to be taut,it’s hard to plunge,let go of the pastand just swim. (Submitting for my weekly challenge: peripheral. […]

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Tempting

Escape sits stalled, waiting, one small key an ounce of courage and off I’d go, a wake of water heralding my exit. Instead, I retreat – courage resides elsewhere, such exhilaration belongs to youth – will ponder adventure another day – wait, stall, escape into a nap. (Written for Twenty Four’s: 50 word Thursday. ¬†Photo […]

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Slippery

Slippery performed and my eight-year-old heart applauded cheered when he escaped, mourned the capture, prayed for flight’s courage but survival skills eluded – was certain I would starve, die in a cave where animals would gnaw on my bones, and family, unconcerned, would sigh and say: She’s just being Slippery. (Slippery was the name of […]

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Proposal

Aging, I am and disabled, unreliability trending Escape is proposed my oozing scars beg a stand discover determination This slumbering has become impulsive need discipline to quiet the pain I am whiny self-mothering counselling bedrest prone to coddling need to shake off this disoriented weakened state – escaped is proposed.

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Anchored in Morbidity

Cruising fills my fantasies – reveling in life, loved ones in tow, prideful, excited – sailing past Mecca, places of service, relinquishing embellishments, fully alive! Conceived in strife – a familial intrigue with the macabre – I am dragged along treacherous passages, abandoning joy for desolation, preoccupied with loss of life. Reviled, I retreat flee, […]

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