AND I WILL BE NEW

I wrote this in April 2015 but it feels appropriate for today.  See you next in 2016.   xoxo Hasty After all the kicking And our bones Are finished breaking After all the cutting And our souls Are finished carving After all the crying And our tears Are finished shedding After all the burning And…

THREE CONNECTIONS

I would like to thank my Relationships Are Hard guest today Robert Wertzler. Three Connections By Robert Wertzler This is a story of three people with three relationships.  I was one of them.  I will call the other two Mary and Jane.  Those were not their names.  They were clients of the county mental health…

DESPERATELY WANTING

A poem By Briton Underwood 🙂 I yearn to find a home in your thoughts Let me nestle cozily next to your subconscious Like a dream you can’t remember But leaves a smile on your face all day I don’t want you to quite figure me out Like the words to a song you never…

TO BATTLE LOVE

  It’s nothing new We will survive Time and again in fact Surviving is how we do Our heart hits a snag Sometimes scratched Torn, shredded Broken in two Occasionally blown to bits But the truth is We will all die With a broken heart If we are lucky enough To have battled love

TWO BEDS AND A COUCH

My #BeReal guest today is semi-anonymous. My heart is heavy after reading this mom’s story.  Life is tough.  Being a parent is tough.  Sometimes we have limited choices and the only thing giving us hope is that people we love are depending on us. It is difficult to understand how limited and unhelpful social resources can…

DECONSTRUCTING SELF-DESTRUCTION

I logged onto Facebook this morning and was shown this memory from the past. It is a picture of an old friend and my daughter.  I love this picture.  I don’t hold onto memories very well anymore.  My short term is horrible and I have lost many older memories too.  Sometimes pictures will snap the past…