Category Archives: life

PTSD

“I am Phoenix, child of Light.” That’s what I used to repeat over and over to myself when I was young and suicidal. I said it when I needed, desperately, to remember that I was stronger than my circumstances. Tonight, … Continue reading

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After the Grand Jury

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Song of the Wandering Phoenix

“I went out to the hazel wood, because a fire was in my head…”-The Song of the Wandering Aengus by William Butler Yeats When I wrote “Forever Always Until” it came to me as a song. I had just come from a … Continue reading

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Hero’s Journey

Five sharpened swords slash my skin Lightning crashes all around To destroy my castle sanctuary A charioteer comes rolling past Smashing crystal goblets underfoot And he asks me, where I want to go I tell him that I just don’t … Continue reading

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Forever Always Until

My heart Do you dream of me my heart Do you carry the same scars That I wear across my breast Do you see me In the same way I see you Tell me if its true Do you love … Continue reading

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We Mourn

Night falls God is dead The Earth keens in the throes of woe Sons rend their clothes Daughters beat their chests, crying into their Mother’s lap All is sorrow We Mourn We cannot wash the dead without a body Cannot … Continue reading

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To Winter, I Yield / Sleeper, Awaken!

Gone are the dog days of lounging minimally clad Pearls of sweat rolling down I long for the sticky, sweet Sun’s kiss Alas, He’s run away beyond the clouds A crisp, fall wind has come I bind my toes in … Continue reading

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