1am Pantoum

Full of pain, I hiked for milesThrough the winter frostAttempting to revive my smileSlowly wandering, not lostThrough the winter frostCarrying my broken heartSlowly wandering, not lostTil I wound up back at the startCarrying my broken heartAlong the healing trailTil I wound up back at the startProgressing quickly as a snailAlong the healing trailI paused and…

Technical Difficulties

This morning, I thought my internet was out, which would have made sense, as I did not pay my bill on time. As it turns out, the issue was with my computer. Long story short, I will no longer be able to use WordPress on my laptop. It may take me a while to learn…

Watch Your Back

When I Bite Hurt me beforeNow I’m five steps aheadProvoke me to record my roarMy bite will endYour war Form: Marianne

Calm Scars (nsfw)

And now, silence.The rain has paused. This eye of the stormReminds me of usIn our calm phase Waking up to texts from youAnd the way all my bloodWould drain down my spineThen fly back up as butterfliesEvery time you called me“Babe” Before I met youI knew the cycles of abuseLove bombing, honeymoon,Calm, tension building The…

Dawdling

These questions are from The Morning Dawdler What are your views on Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex’s published memoir ‘Spare’ and the media coverage supporting it – even if you haven’t read the book? I’m going to answer this with a YouTube video from Dr. Grande, because I don’t really care, but I agree with…

Mike’s Snoring

What’s that sound?Sleeping neighborSnores louderThan the stormAlcohol and stodgy foodsMight be the culprit It’s rainingIt’s pouring, drunkMan’s snoringI’m nearbyPenning poetry, but it’s Hard to concentrate! Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge: StodgyForm: Shadorma

‘High’-king ‘Trip’ Shadorma

Speed hikingThrough YosemiteEarly springJohn Muir TrailVernal and Nevada FallsThen on to Half Dome Every stepInto the unknownA new scenePregnant withImpossible imageryNature blows my mind I knew IShouldn’t have eatenThose mushroomsNow the pineTrees are upside down, swellingVisibly breathing EarlierHalf Dome smiled at meGold glow grinMagicalStopped to stare, sipped lemonadeNo one else noticed HopefullyI’ll find my way…

Dreaming of Images

I dreamed that you were there for me when ICalled out crying for your helpYou’re notorious for ending nightmaresNever suspected I wasMistaken by charlatan imageryNow I see through your mirageSearching for redemption in salvationHelping those you deem worthyThe ones who need more than you can offerAre deemed energy vampiresDrinking nourishment they can’t turn into lifeSo…

Messy

Last week, when I was arguing with my neighbor, I said something about wanting to see my daughter again, and he said something like, “Are you being serious right now? You don’t deserve to be with anyone right now. You’re obviously going through something.” This is a very interesting concept to me– the idea that…

Social Media

Written in response to Friday Faithfuls: Sharing Your Data on Social Media Do you have children, and do you allow them to use TikTok?  My daughter is fifteen, and she’s been using TikTok for a couple of years. She’s only allowed to use it to watch videos, not to create them, and all of her…