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The Stalker

Mortality stalks me like a doe in the forest searching for 'mother' A flash - a glance not quite there- but there hidden among the trees When I move- it moves mirroring my steps so near - so far edging... Continue Reading →

Seeking Sanctuary

"The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting insane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.” ~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason The world that used to nurse us wait...what?.....when? now keeps shouting insane instructions did... Continue Reading →

For My Ears Only

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to learn the language of the dead” ~ Jim Harrison from Sister in  Songs of Unreason   Never your voice in my head but your whispering in my spirit Never a thesaurus to decipher the rustle of... Continue Reading →

Ouch!…or Maybe Not

Hedge 55- a poem in 55 words

Pause of a Woman

    Author's note: someone recently remarked on how quiet I was. I'd shrugged and  smiled. I'm not sure we can explain how we're wired. I don't speak much...but I say plenty! The pause of a woman -not what she... Continue Reading →

Firecracker

Were it not for this teflon -these confines of my skin, I would be like a firecracker bursting out from within I comport myself for social decorum's sake and stroll through life whistling whatever tune my lips make -Very carefully... Continue Reading →

Between Thoughts

When all the world burns in chaos and the claws of panic sink deep When emotions take flight like untamed horses derailing chariots of hope -I go to that place between my thoughts where clouds heavy-laden with dreams wait for... Continue Reading →

Out for a Walk

Walking my mind in the park I whisper to her to behave not to stray too far...or people will stare She sniffs inspiration in a hedge and tugs insistently on her leash 'keep it quiet', I whisper and she's off!... Continue Reading →

Courageous Heart

This internal chaos that runs wild in your mind This generating your own white noise It must be so painful and even more exhausting Your life is a gift that matters and worth every moment of joy be courageous put... Continue Reading →

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