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I went to volunteer at a preschool Excited and optimistic. I would be helping little children grow. We would play, and I, I would make a positive impact. I’m great with little kids I’m told! I think they lied to me. Because, On my first day, A little boy came running at me without warning.Continue reading “Different Sisters”
I ordered the new prescription a week before running out. Because it is a controlled substance, A support for my dreams After years of keeping me alive Because so many outside witnesses Deemed me a lost cause. Because my pennies don’t gleam enough. And so the controlled substance Must be guarded, We poor people couldContinue reading “Controlled Substance”
The way I survive Is to plan My future, Career, Home design, Trips and adventures, Grocery shopping lists I plan them all I look forward to the dim lights And the miraculous ones. If I don’t have a light, I will find an ember, And explode it I will go on, Dream on and plan.Continue reading “Looking Forward”
It is struggle enough, To be slowed and trapped by snow. To be annoyed and inconvenienced By a few hours without power. But it is an entirely different lesson to spend day(s) without heat and effective light. A city brought to its knees by solid water. Might do better to speak of better infrastructure, RatherContinue reading “Appreciation”
It is harder to watch someone in a hospital, Than to be the patient. It gets exponentially harder, The sweeter, and brighter spirits, They are. She isn’t just a light, She is happiness incarnate. And there isn’t a thing I can do. But I take time and hold it, As it holds her here. SheContinue reading “The Suffering of Friends”
I saw the same blood test results I saw a day of depression I saw my energy drain, All my effort too. And the endless cycle come back around. I sleep. I see a new day, Just like yesterday, But I rise. I see motivation to work while I can. I see no need forContinue reading “See-Saw”
Friends in the darkness The kind of lingering darkness That’s a struggle to break through from the other side Even though it can be transparent from time to time. The horrors you see, Leave you feeling helpless. And you might not want to waist your time talking. But, It’s Not About You. It’s about thatContinue reading “Do it Because You’re Able”
Persistence is failing. Over, And over, And over and over again. And persistence is giving up. And waiting out the bad And starting over. But still moving Even if it is backward.
Every small sound Every large sound Every move And every reply you prepare Spark a rage I know it’s inappropriate To be angry at someone For nothing, But I cannot find the mindfulness To disengage So I sit in anger I watch the rage As if behind a two-way mirror And I move away fromContinue reading “Irritant”