Finding My Balance

Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash This blog post is not about my lack of physical balance. To clarify, I am addressing the balance between work, family, and self-care. It's something we all struggle with at times. It's been a six month struggle for me — since November 2021, I've had new opportunities and responsibilities open up which … Continue reading Finding My Balance

Ethereal Masterpiece

Sergio Gonzalez / Unsplash Gazing, gasping, and gaping in awe,as I behold a tapestry most majesticwith multitudes of intricacies woven,light, life, and love spun into threadsintricately placed by the Master’s hands. Staring at beauty extravagant ponderingthe source of His inspiration withemotions whirling, voices praising,worship pouring out, acknowledgingHis image embedded within each strand. Wooden shuttle chatters … Continue reading Ethereal Masterpiece

An Unwanted Companion

DANNY G / UnSplash Paintook up residencewithout permissionstealing everythingit came in contactwith including myDreams. Lostin despair’s dark lairembers spark to flamefear whispers liesinto both my earsstirring latent fearsFury. Timein kaleidoscopic hazeneurologic degradationinterlocked nerves sparkingtriggering spastic legs intoSpasm. Firetormenting burning paininvading each cellas inflammationseizes the knees firststealing my balanceAgain. Walkerwheels keep me movingwhile fatigue assaultstwin torturers nowtraumatizing … Continue reading An Unwanted Companion

Morning Star Manor – Part 4

Max Vakhtbovych / Pexels The rooster’s crow pierced through her dreams. Zoe groaned and looked at the alarm clock on her bedside table. It was early. The events of the day before flooded her mind, pushing all thoughts of sleep aside. She got up, put her robe and slippers on without really being aware. Once she’d … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 4

Waiting In The Hallway

Photo by runnyrem on Unsplash It feels like I've spent half my adult life waiting in the hallway for opportunities and doors to open. It can get downright depressing. Others walk down the hallway and doors open left and right for them. They have so many choices. What do they have that I don't? Why do they get … Continue reading Waiting In The Hallway

Childhood Nightmares: A Haiku Chain

Photo by Ty Finck on Unsplash Furnace downstairs hidesthe pointy-nosed bogeymanclimbs out to chase me. Neck hairs stand up straightcement wall Chief’s headdress shadow,no window across. Old witch cackles whilestoking two hot grey ovens,we lay bound waiting. Drums beat, voices chantmoccasin feet start to danceno one hears but me. Paralyzed by fearI open my mouth to screamand nothing … Continue reading Childhood Nightmares: A Haiku Chain