Stewing Nostalgic

We devour old times – two clouded, broken-eyed, cat and dog – fishing sacred out of vast champagne night. I may linger, eat air, an ocean – that delicious thing – fool to heal this moist open throb & it must work. (My Friday muse is online magnetic poetry.)

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Desert

Take me to the desert with mountains at our side, walk with me in shadows, let nature be our guide We’ll stroll amongst the cacti, pay homage to the quails; take me to the desert help me gather tales The seasons are passing, we’re running out of time; take me to the desert to heal […]

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Resilience

Purpose – much coveted, despair-driven – has returned. Energy – motivation to proceed – building. Willingness – once vibrant, now constrained – resists. Chasms – loss created, unparalleled – defy bridges. Purpose – discovery born, enthusiastic – persists.

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Moss

The past clings, like moss, nurtured by tears unshed, like sap untapped, warps minds, sense of self, craves perceptional shift – a vernal appreciation for the grandeur of our contours, brilliance of wisdom garnered through strife – the undeniable elegance of lush green moss. (Photo from personal collection: rainforest on Vancouver Island.)

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Finding Light After Divorce

Jilted by a philandering husband and defrauded out of my share of the assets, I made a convincing victim. “You are righteously angry,” a friend counselled. Perhaps so, but something niggled at me. “A man does not stray unless there is a reason,” someone said, and I felt as if she looked right through me, […]

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Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: Child, Safe

Hush Child; you are safe – torment ended, threat dispersed – we have survived, whole. (Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt ┬áis child & safe.)  

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Adjust the Focus

What purpose is served in going back – and yet, I find myself revisiting, expecting what? Revelation… apology… renewal… I am no more than a guest in history’s halls powerless to undo the drama, only risk further complications. Past equates with inequity, no point turning on the faucet of resentment unleashing floods of anger. Best […]

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A Toddler’s Tears

When it comes to caring, I’m a pro – engaged, wholehearted, well… except that my toddler self joins in, and no matter how proper I try to act – she is such a fetching child, bright, inquisitive – she distracts me from purpose, gets me off-track, and I hate being behind, and anxiety acts up, […]

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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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Preposterous Business of Balance

I have tried to be pragmatic, to adopt a religious perspective, even found potential in support, driven myself to make peace be a model for my family, a yet, no amount of contriving can help me get over the incest thing. Dirty secrets define our family support ugly cliques fearful of helpful outsiders questioning probability […]

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