Creativity and Chronic Illness(es)

In motion I am powerful Creating, building, learning. But, my body and brain are out of sync. One is ahead of the other if they function at all. By light years if by inches it seems. Years of plans have been sold to unappreciative minds With too much space, And eons of ideas have beenContinue reading “Creativity and Chronic Illness(es)”

Does it Matter

I have said in previous posts that we will do what matters to us (going to the gym, studying, writing blog posts…) But, we prefer easier activities and/or more rewarding ones (team sports, games on our phones, Netflix under the covers) I know, there is no way in hell studying is going to EVEEEER beContinue reading “Does it Matter”

Dr. Suess for Adults

I am an adult And I know that the woman Is sick with fear, Stunted In the disguise of an adult. But, my knowledge doesn’t blunt her viciousness. Or her power as a “parent” To isolate and try to destroy a sister. I don’t hate her, I despise knowing that no amount of distance orContinue reading “Dr. Suess for Adults”

Because You’re Not …Because You Are

No one will say out loud that she killed herself. To be honest, I know none of the reasons her friends use softer language, but I can make educated guesses: Because it hurts to say, Because suicide is wrong. Because death is scary and sad Because she gave up on treatment Yes, my heart hurtsContinue reading “Because You’re Not …Because You Are”

Things I Have Faith In

                Things I have faith in: The value of minorities The idea that some answers will linger, Out of my reach. The power of trauma to quash infinite voices That the comfortable among us will not seek growth Even as so much shrivels and dies, That those who demand “English Only,” speak division, instead ofContinue reading “Things I Have Faith In”