Roar!

Situational – term used to describe this current state – illness a thief perpetuates the crime – loss cavernous depression real and still, Spirit roars.

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Isolation’s Hold

Disability covets isolation – this stripped-back, box-like state. Rustic serenity, with room to breathe would be preferable but old memories creep in, and lack of self-worth leaves the door open phantoms of former torments unwanted visitors, shadowy invaders target loneliness, misconstrue lack of health for neediness, prey on weak – hearted, presume incapability. I am […]

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Sleeping Alone

Sleeping alone with so much intrusion – child born of good intentions awash in a trail of barricades I cope, cook up breezes, strike wet ground – stuff myself to satiate the onslaught, ground rapidly shifting – Earth Mother exerting presence – too stubborn, I turn away, look for God but my cup keeps moving […]

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Application Submitted

Eager, I am, but limited, somehow stuck in the past, revisiting old disruptions – as unmanageable as before – Why do I seek validation there? Vow to write a solution – end up re-committing – am I growing extra skin? naiveté blocks me – am fascinated with fame Want to believe I am magical, possess […]

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A Bee’s Perspective

(Note:  I draw much of my inspiration from dreams, and recently I’ve been challenging myself to write prose as well as poetry.   This poem and the piece, The Vortex, are inspired by the same dream.) A bee, caught in a violent draught, collides with woman her body a salty concrete wall of frenzy, she is […]

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Watery Fate

Unconsciousness – like an iron anchor – has dragged my lifeless body, abandoned her on the ocean floor I am afraid to stir, even a little, certain that pieces of me will break away drifting into the unknown, irretrievable. Somehow, I have learned to breathe under water, have memory of wholeness, but am unglued, earthly […]

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Party Adverse

Will not catch me gavotting at a party in the Carly Simon vein – am reluctant at best, certain my flaws are neon, fear scrutinizing attention. Throw a boss in the mix and I am all bumble, cringe with each idiotic phrase I utter, terrified to implode – immortalize my inadequacy. Course, it’s all nonsense […]

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Keep Distance!

Keep distance! Inner child intimate with abuse; a sad comedian spontaneity ploy masking deadness – major screwup – God’s grace unscathed minus mishaps hip movement frozen scream roads collide life on periphery repercussions cognitive gears breaking ice encountering foes reflexes delayed safety intangible borrowing time health a trial defeat conceded relinquished control Keep distance! Inner […]

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Trauma’s Offspring

Insanity meticulously recreates the murder scene – a minute replica of the house bloodied; builds it on the front lawn where passersby can see, cannot purge herself of it; turns on me, annihalation in her eyes; I will chase her down, cease this madness; she is intent on destroying new life, cutting it into pieces, […]

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Isolation’s Hold

Disability covets isolation, this stripped-back, box-like state. Rustic serenity, with breathing room would be preferable, but nostalgia creeps in and lack of self-worth leaves the door open to unwanted visitors, phantoms of former torments, nondescript invaders targeting the lonely, misconstruing lack of health for neediness, preying on weak- hearted, presuming incapability. I am unwell, not […]

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