Waiting Room Blues

My mother waits longer than she had anticipated for me to walk back thru the door I entered half an hour ago. Whenever she’s left in the waiting room, nothing good comes from it. The first time, I lost three wrong teeth. I was twelve. “You’re old enough to go back by yourself,” she toldContinue reading “Waiting Room Blues”

A Poem About Nothing

Spring has arrived along with the remnants of winter.Snow one day, seventy degrees the next.You never know what you’re going to get.The grass is greener as bees flyand house cats beg to come back inside.Days are longer, thoughts are shorter.Everything looks different upon reflection.Awareness changes thoughts and perspective,for once I can look at my interactionsContinue reading “A Poem About Nothing”

Power

Poetry that flows like water so natural as though it was always meant to be.I wrote this when listeningto a poet release a poem into the universe.They were speaking with ease and graceyet the power of their words spoke high volumes to those of us who listened.Their poem held truths about lifethat allowed the soul toContinue reading “Power”

Hello Stranger

I wake up in the morning and do not feel like myself. My body aches in unfamiliar ways. The joints in my hands crack, my right thumb somehow feels unnerved. The muscles in my back and neck haven’t been the same since experiencing multiple panic attacks. I look in the mirror and do not recognizeContinue reading “Hello Stranger”

Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday

I woke up thinking the time on my phone had automatically switched forward. It had not. I spent the first hour or two of my day thinking it was a different time. Fortunately, I realized my phone’s problem when I looked at the time on my computer. Unfortunately, the medication I had meant to takeContinue reading “Quiet Vignettes from Yesterday”

A Response

As kids, we are taught that being different is a negative. We try our best to fit in with our peers. Sticking out can cause unwanted attention we try to avoid. In the last couple of years, our society has become more accepting. We’re nowhere near an inclusive society but over these last couple ofContinue reading “A Response”

Driving at Night as Lights Fall

I’m driving down familiar streets hours after the sun has set. My eyes cause the lights to shift beyond the darkness. Streetlights drop below the actual light and hover, falling in mid-air. The lights at the intersection have the same motion, falling into two without dropping to the road below. The brake lights on theContinue reading “Driving at Night as Lights Fall”

Hard Truths

Underneath the surface of your skin lies truths about yourself that you refuse to acknowledge exist. Character flaws, irrational fears, bad habits, annoyances, troubles letting go, many more I can think of that make up who you are. We all want to be the reliable narrators of our own stories but we’re the worst narrators, especiallyContinue reading “Hard Truths”

Important Note

Unexpected events can often spark the flight or fight response. Overwhelming thoughts that presentthe worst to the extremecome barging into your head when the universetakes you down a road withoutgiving you a heads up before the decision is made.In those moments, the only thing you can control is how you react to those shifts.I’ve always been someoneContinue reading “Important Note”

The Construct of Silence

I used to be uncomfortable with silence among others. Sitting and not saying a single word was my personal hell. To be honest, it still can be. Why aren’t they saying anything?Is it that hard to start a conversation? Say, hi…..no, that’s too much. I once went on a hike with my family, and myContinue reading “The Construct of Silence”