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

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

Wildfire

My muse for this poem was the unprecedented number of wildfires raging in the interior of my former province of British Columbia. The smoke from those fires has covered our summer skies for weeks now in Saskatchewan.

Thin Places

Image by Richard Reid from Pixabay A door has shut without recourse,now flung aside I bleed out redmy footing gone, my vision’s fledunseen by those without remorse. Each painful breath inflames my heart,I try to speak but silence mocksas spastic legs and crooked socksdeny my dreams now torn apart. For those who see beyond the night,my worth … Continue reading Thin Places

The Welkin: WingLeader

Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash Edel landed on the ledge and Halley slowly dismounted. Every bone in her body ached. Two turns ago, at first light, they had taken to the skies with their WatchWing. It felt like two cycles ago. Time does not change, though I too am weary. My poor wings feel like we’ve … Continue reading The Welkin: WingLeader

The Welkin: WatchWing

Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash Kyrie granted the new Welkin pair half a turn to tighten their bond. Halley discovered her Aigle’s needs and wants as they established the routines necessary as a linked pair. She rode comfortably in the notch of Edel’s neck. Auger checked in discretely from time to time and reported … Continue reading The Welkin: WatchWing

The Welkin: Linked

Photo by Omer Salom on Unsplash The next half turn passed by in a blur for Halley. Silon and Antel’s behaviour in training was not as overt as it had been with Fargo, but that made it easier to conceal. The three faced their last test. Halley knew her individual maneuvers were flawless as she exited out … Continue reading The Welkin: Linked

Fire Within

Photo by Shoeb Khatib on Unsplash Flames,of orange and redflicker, twist, dip, and bow ina mysteriouscounterpoint dancetiptoeing on edge asmusic orchestratesin staccato fashioncrackles, pops, and snapspunctuate the ancient dancemesmerizing human eyes. Read more... This is my newest poem which explores the literal world and the inner world in two separate stanzas.