Stop the Words

These thought processes…I am inside out, shredded…on so many levelsout of sync…hear my own wordsnothing but hot airmaking me so dizzythat I’m becoming afraidof heights….phobic, actually Breathe,I remember somewherebetween gulps of heliumand the hammeringin my head…breathe… Platitudes have no placein this momentin the inside outemotionally raw now So, I’ll quit the wordsbreathe until I find […]

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Equality

Two mothers were wefrozen in disbeliefas smoke rose Cried for the lossesfor our childrenfor a future devoidof peace Two mothershand-in-handshattered A Christianand a Muslim War destroys all dreams. (Image my own.)

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Bystander

Dare I confess the hollowness of my heart How emptiness echoes in its chambers How lost I feel inside This is no sanctity no secure refuge my withdrawal is a sham I stand by, observe – circles entwine, embrace – recognize the power of love Practice the words extend warmth and retreat, before connection ignites […]

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Fogged

But for the beating of heart – a discordant rhythm – I am obliterated by fog – numbness of unanticipated loss clouded by dreams misted over – I await sun’s return….

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Empty Vessels

We’ll buy a boat, he promised, spend our days adrift on a sea of possibilities. So, she waited, tethered her hopes with ropes of whimsy to a future with sails. But years passed and time revealed that words hold no water, and lies are no vessel for love. Now, she contemplates oceans, photographs sailboats, docked […]

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Death Reveals Inadequacy

Mother is fearful, time slipping through her fingers, loneliness enveloping her. I hold space for her in my thoughts, my heart aching in beat with hers. Guilt tosses me up and down – inadequacy knows no bests.  

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He’s Gone

In darkened room I lie, willing blackness to obliterate blackness. A scream, unearthed from dankness shatters the silence, echoes off heartless walls, shock waves reverberate relentless torment seventeen years… committed, no… dedicated ripped away leaving me nothing I fall, spiral reel out of control breaking down tomorrow, the children will return the house will fill […]

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Unwanted

Like a wanted woman, I hide in public places One step ahead of recognition, ignoring friendly gestures, leaving confusion in my wake I’m tired of this game, the pretence – long only to turn myself in tear away the mask and announce my presence but I’m afraid – could lose it all – career, reputation […]

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Closed Off

I search for sustenance with indifference – have difficulty navigating the aislesĀ of available options. Divorced from former dreams, I hunger for renewed inspiration, encounter only loss and confusion. Goddess advises, and I, ear-closed irritated, hear only assertions of inadequacy. I exit possibility, have lost the vessel that once propelled me. (Linking up to Reena’s Exploration […]

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Heart Bleeding

Even lamplight cannot penetrate the obliteration of blizzard white – the icy absence between us. Red was the colour of our passion, now red is the colour of this box words spoken in confinement condensation blurring sensibility – the muffled sound of ringing, too cold, too frozen in disbelief to hang up, move on, seek […]

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