Nice Guys

“You must be drawn to bad men;Nice guys always finish last.”As if not falling for youWas a personal attack. Nice Guy, let me get this straightYou think the only reasonAnyone could dislike youIs because you’re too perfect? Haven’t you ever heard ofIncompatibility Did it occur to you thatMaybe we’re too different? What if I don’t…

Dissonance

Between his screaming, and the baby’s,How am I supposed to hear my own thoughts?He is pacing back and forth in front of us, bleeding rage.I wrap the baby in my arms, ready to shield her with my bodyIn case he throws anything else our way. Between the computer screen, and the sofa, and the mess,My…

Flashback Friday

Fandango’s Flashback Friday prompt is to re-post something that you posted on or about this time last year. I felt drawn to participate, even though I was not active on WordPress this time last year. Therefore, I’ve turned to one of my fancy hard-covered journals, and dug up a flashback that I wrote about around…

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road

It’s 2013And we’re going to VegasFor our anniversaryHe says it will beThe trip of our dreamsAnd even hints atAn engagement ring I tell him I can’t wait to seeThe Yellow Brick Road again.It was my favorite attractionAt the MGM GrandWhen I was a little girl. He asks me what I’m talking aboutHe doesn’t remember an…

Pineapple

“Get up get up get up now, we have to go.” Someone is hitting me. It’s incredibly hard to open my eyes, but when I do, I see E, Standing in front of me, hastily clad in her bikini. But the thing is, E would never ever Let her bathing suit hang off of her…

complex flashbacks

Have you ever wondered if people with PTSD have different flashbacks of different things, or if they flash back to the same exact event over and over? I’m sure it depends on the person. But if they were only imagining one specific event over and over, then they would be likely to have regular PTSD……