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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