Vanish

via Daily Prompt: Disappear Bills to pay that don't quit Money's coming in but slowly ebbing Relationship is long-distance - hell, I'm alone! - enough of this shit Kids screaming is not ending Screaming for attention Screaming for dinner, snacks, any nutrition Screaming for keys to car - and gas which requires funding Screaming over … Continue reading Vanish

Betrayal of the Heart

BetrayedA man tells his devoted wife how useless she is; always has been Yet she granted him three children, who love both She did everything he ever wanted - and lost her soul, her mind, her being Then in an instant, a punch to the face ends it all - for her at least Him?  … Continue reading Betrayal of the Heart

Moving On

Risk... Open your heart and why the lingering doubts Why still the questions looming Why the feeling of walking on an unstable bridge Even though the one you love is supporting you Waiting for you with open arms Calling to you, pleading for you, waiting for you On the other side of that unstable bridge … Continue reading Moving On

The Twin

via Daily Prompt: Silhouette I have a twin.  It's like no other.  It's not quite identical but yet it's uncanny A fraternal twin, no doubt; it doesn't look like me; distortions abound With one step into the sunlight, it mirrors my movements in every nook and cranny I move, turn, jump around and down, my … Continue reading The Twin

To Trill A Princess

Ah, yes.  When I hear a trilling sound, it's hard for me to NOT think of Disney. https://youtu.be/54QeNL5ih6A Only Snow White can trill like a bird.  If only WE could be so lucky to trill and then land Prince Charming over a wishing well dressed in rags. But then (laughing)  Klinger, from M*A*S*H 4077 couldn't … Continue reading To Trill A Princess

Escaping Into Darkness

It's just another day in the darkness Lost, alone, afraid, hopeless What am I?  Who am I?   Five Steps forward, Six back Why? Why does this keep happening? When I gain some, I lose more. It's become maddening.   "You don't handle stress well" heard as "I failed again" I try to see the lessons … Continue reading Escaping Into Darkness

Skipping Rocks

Two boys on the shore Across the lake they toss Stones go skip skip...drop

Flying Blind

via Daily Prompt: Risky So filled with hope, with wonder, with dreams beyond imagination The desperate woman took the plunge and returned to work She had been lost to the workforce, to life, and to society for years She thought she had been relegated to eternal damnation For one reason only:  her mental illness.  Her … Continue reading Flying Blind

Ascending From The Bottom

via Daily Prompt: Ascend A woman working, climbing, ascending to the top of the mountain Past the misery, where she screamed; Primal Screams echo like a fountain Or, was she Hearing Echoes?  Echoes of her past?  Of one Bad Day too many Where she couldn't see the Beauty Among the Thorns all along the journey The … Continue reading Ascending From The Bottom

My Heartache

I sit staring out the window; I admire the beauty, the decrepit.  The joy, the horror of life. What is my heart telling me?  What is it speaking to me?  What am I feeling?  Oh so much Colors changing, dying leaves.  Emotions from people from betrayal, like a paring knife Animals scurrying to gather nuts … Continue reading My Heartache