in case of panic – codependence – April PAD Challenge Days 11-12

Day 11 in case of panic if you find me on the floor fetal position afraid to open my eyes don't panic. lie down and curl yourself around me. if you find me in the bed face ashen buried in blankets don't panic. sit down next to me, massage my aches. if you find me …

suffering – April PAD Challenge Day 10

suffering questions asked no answer to give cradling the emptiness of a life unlived what should be joy now turns to sorrow can hardly face another tomorrow familiar embrace feels like spindles love long lost want to rekindle how to step out a life to regain is it worth letting go of this pain? ***** …

assembly – ranger – April PAD Challenge Days 8-9

Day 8 some assembly required hieroglyphs pictographs with parts and people in odd positions. rotate page still nonsensical. part A slot B doesn't fit. not enough pins too many pegs. had enough of furniture that comes in boxes. ***** I am participating in the April Poem-a-Day (PAD) challenge from Writer's Digest. My goal is not …

plus one – after – play – April PAD Challenge Days 5-7

Day 5 plus one be mine valentine tired of solo standing on sidelines wall flower waiting wanting longing. plus one an invitation take a chance dance ***** I am participating in the April Poem-a-Day (PAD) challenge from Writer's Digest. My goal is not to inundate you with posts, but to provide a forum for feedback …

hold that note – April PAD Challenge Day 4

hold that note sweet sadness the floodgate holds for now. sense bubbles turns cascades whirls mind can't keep track of the ebbs and flows. pressure mounts seeking release a knife a sledgehammer dynamite anything to fall over the edge. at the precipice the floodgate holds the choice remains. swim in turbulent waters jump into the …

Apology – April PAD Challenge Day 3

Apology Reaction. I claim self-defense as I watch myself tear your emotional limbs apart. The look on your face, a mix of anguish and confusion is beautiful. l am disgusted that l find it so. Impulse drives me. I can't stop the abuse as l channel all my frustrations into betrayal. You bear the brunt …

Spring is Here – April PAD Challenge

Spring is Here A robin's breast proud and strong bright orange against dark feathers. New leaves breaking through buds flash pale green against the wet bark. Two lips soft and purple petals popping up through damp soil. Spring is here. ***** I am participating in the April Poem-a-Day (PAD) challenge from Writer's Digest. My goal …

New Arrival – April PAD Challenge

New Arrival he whimpers in the corner tiny cries tiny eyes peering at me from his tiny cage. all the comforts he could ask for hot water bottle comfy blankets the ticktock of a wind-up clock to mimic momma's heartbeat. he whimpers in the dark I shut my eyes try to hide but in the …