Category Archives: Poetry and Prose

Pyro-mania

  The flames leap up, their chaotic dance mesmerizes. As warmth permeates, quixotic thoughts envelop me, pushing frigid reality away.   A word from you is much the same; comforting warm perfection. Every sadness melts away till all that’s left … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

It sits at the top of the deep creek bed Huge and formidable, un-moveable, It sits here as it has sat for centuries Was it brought down by some prehistoric landslide? Or maybe a 1000 year flood? I wonder how … Continue reading

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I’m fine

“I’m fine”, I say, a reflex answer But really I am! After all, it’s not cancer I battle my own body every day Waging a war in which I have little say Fight it I must, but let no one … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Hermit

The soul so warm and wanting to play shackled and chained, locked safely away. Wounded and scarred, it cannot heal. Pain and scars she tries hard to conceal. The sweet hermit lives within a cave, darkness the master, she’s the … Continue reading

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Pachyderm on a Rampage

The elephant in the room crushing you, making it hard to breathe as you’re pressed against the wall Yet you smile, pretend you don’t see it, don’t feel it, as it throws its weight around. Admitting the elephant is there … Continue reading

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On Blogging and Empathy

I’ve been dealing with bronchitis on top of my PF, so not feeling very motivated to do much of anything lately, including write in this blog. I started this blog mainly just for me, somewhere to write when I felt … Continue reading

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Swimming with Insomniacs

The water envelopes me, filling my senses, muffling the world around me till I hear only my own heartbeat. The stillness inhaled into the troubled lungs, quieting them, soothing them into compliance as the cool palliating air rushes in. Eyes … Continue reading

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