Flinch

To hold the hand flat on a searing surface Would be unthinkable Unbearable Psychical pain Physical pain Are equal They both light up the same area of the brain To hold a thought, a memory, of great pain unflinchingly Is as meaningful as taking a knife to our own jugular Yet we do it Constantly […]

Golden/Darkness

Sunrise golden beamsThrough dark wood blindsPatterns against the wallGoldenDarknessGoldenDarknessGoldenDarknessStripes that envelope my handMy shoulderMy torsoMy legsWithGoldenDarknessGoldenDarknessGoldenDarknessI am a striped beingOf golden and darknessAnd I take these patterns with meInto the world This was Day 7 of the dirtythirty challenge on Facebook. I liked it so have included it here for those that aren’t partaking in […]

Along the way

It’s amazing how much a mind can stuff up a life Luckily, some people are sign posts Some places are fuel stations And the heart is a compass that doesn’t need Google As long as we pay attention If pain is expensive Denial is exorbitant And in seeking to distract ourselves, we could very well […]

Asunder

For so long I missed you Small hands tucked in mine I missed your strangling hugs And deep clinging love The way you wanted to be wherever I was You filled my ears with a thousand clever questions For so long I looked back with slithers of regret Shards of sharp ripe feeling I wished […]

She saves me

There is something timeless about nature Unflappably effortlessly implacable We look into it and feel our hearts slow down a beat Watch a flock of birds circle Even in the busy city streets With honking cars And busy feet The clouds drift gently above A breeze dries the sweat on my cheek And she saves […]