MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE

Most Days

Some days chase me  Making me run from the Devil himself Though even the Devil doesn’t make me run as far Knowing Depression can knock my very breath away With just one thought. But some days chase me anyway Making me some nervous shell Of the confident woman I pretend to be. This strong beautiful […]

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MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE

Princess

I wear glittering jewels around my neck Though all they remind me of Is the weight of such a sour love A love like rotten cream That curdled long ago Under the heat of your hate Of my innocent wholeness. So determined to break me In order to convince yourself The best cups to drink […]

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LIFE, MENTAL HEALTH

On Acceptance of Grey

Featured Image: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay I did not even know I was a binary thinker until I unearthed nuance. I would see people as either good or evil. People were either the best or the absolute worst. I had either bad experiences or good experiences. A person would either like me or simply hate me. Once, […]

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MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE

Former Angels

Featured Image: Paulo Nicolello They tell us to hold on As if that ever stopped homes from washing away From a rushing flood Or stopped a plane From crashing down to Earth In a blaze of fire and fear. But our wings were sawed-off And we fell from the high Heavens Not in a flurry […]

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MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE

Journey of the Adopted Self

Featured Image: Lacie Slezak This birthed body Put upon the library shelf. Fiction or non-           The perpetual, rhetorical question.   They selected me  From the self-help section. Checked me out –            The librarian peering over the rim of rosary-red glasses.   The first few chapters […]

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MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE

The Numbness I Feel

Featured Image: Sydney Rae The numbness I feel Is my heart, icing over After an avalanche Froze my soul Tiny snowflakes Laying on my lungs Until they collapsed Under the weight Of one thousand disappointments Of heartache, worry, stress   Crushed under the voice Of your fury As uncontrolled as a falling glacier Plummeting into […]

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