BREATHING ASHES

I think I can safely say, at least here in America, that society is triggered.  And it’s having a hard time finding its way back to a place where rational balance lives.  And who can blame us… we have a LOT to be triggered about. Anarchy Steps heavy with Steel toed boots Torches replace Keystrokes…

#BeReal – LISA BLAIR

My #BeReal guest today is Lisa Blair. It’s a simple enough question, I suppose, for most people. For me, whenever I am asked it, I can’t help feeling a little sad. Thinking about who I am reminds me of who I once was and all that I have been through. I am reminded of all…

#BeReal – Rose B Fischer

The #BeReal guest today is Rose B Fischer.  Thank you Rose!     My father kicked me. Not often but often enough that my heart still hammers if I hear a man’s footsteps close behind me in the hallway. My mother called me disgusting and berated me because my father “couldn’t stand me.” She accused…

FINALLY HOME

I originally wrote this over a year ago but it never stops being true.  It may be the one thing I have written that has remained so constant. Surviving depression is a journey.  You never quite feel like you are in complete control of who you are or where you are headed.  I used to…

UNDERWATER

31 DAYS OF HORROR (Last week of link ups…link post in comments) I keep breaking down; it’s the way things are now Just a series of ebbs and flows, ceaseless movement No way out of the waves pushing me endlessly towards Towards… Towards… Heels digging in as I fight the future; tumbling, falling Marking every…

NO WORDS

  Twindaddy asked me to write yesterday with No Words as the email’s subject line. NO WORDS perfectly described how I felt over the last couple of weeks.  I was stuck emotionally yesterday so I did not write.  I did not write AT ALL and that never happens.  Today we finished a poem that we…