Untimely Wisdom

like a flower who bloomed too soon, I witnessed the harshes of winters, alonepelted with acidic rain no chance to glisten with dew,only frost, fragrance diffusedI welt before decaying leaves,  my flush foreign amongst fraying faculties,couldn't fathom following throughas a phantom into the spring- B. Brown

The Abandoned

moaning prayers and profanities roaming, receding under bridges haunting highway entrances, dumpster diving for foam boxes shoes and canes and the flicker of mercy of an orange cigarette butt to keep pushing stuffed shopping carts with sheets, coats on top of cans on top of garbage bags rattling below a spotless, waving American flag -... Continue Reading →

Witnesses

you may have posted a poem the other day about heartache and frustration or maybe you shared a short romantic story one that'd been simmering in your mind for ages or maybe you had the strength to drag a traumatic experience out into the open as memoir or journal entry... what ever it was, it... Continue Reading →

How to Create an Internal Mindset Conducive to Writing | Jane Friedman

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.janefriedman.com/mindset/amp/ There are two mental settings that are particularly relevant for writers: Fixed or growth mindset Abundance or scarcity mindset Jane makes a very important point on her post. If we are constantly learning and growing, so will our talent and creativity. We shouldn't worry about tapping out. We also shouldn't assume that just because something... Continue Reading →

It’s Time

nothing but heaven where she once thought there would be doom after leaping from a weeping chrysalis upon first gasp of morning for letting the tears congeal thereafter hands peel and unfold bones fixated for so long via breaking tendons following lungs expanding eyes opening awareness there is something out there I cannot live here... Continue Reading →

To Walk on Water…

the single cell amoeba sends out it's distress signal in the form of a secretion that attracts other single cells... safety in numbers, fish maintain a closed distance from one another, constantly keeping tabs, not too close, not too far just enough to up the odds of survival should nature decide to rush it's course...... Continue Reading →

Help Yourselves

not everyone catches on to the trend because we die too soon before we can tell the ancient tales of our paladin kin... the pattern goes unnoticed because we're too busy struggling with internal bloodshed to lift our heads and see that the nonsense spilling from TV persuading there's something wrong with us we are... Continue Reading →

Intimate 

​It started off feeling like an unproductive day. It took me longer than usual to work myself into that head space that allowed me to put words to paper. When that happens, it's like it gets harder to breathe. You have to keep your cool and trust that your livelihood will flow before you're suffocated.... Continue Reading →

Forgive Your Mother

she never had anything good to say about her mother until she needed help I know a man who still resents his mother for abandoning him when he was young there was another who said she never wanted to see her mother again a pair like to punish their mothers by withholding their children and... Continue Reading →

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