chronic illness, life, Poetry

Voodoo Doll: MS Awareness

Huge stakes pierce my heels Burning red hot fire Millions of minuscule knives Flay the insides of my feet A giant vegetable peeler slices off The bottoms * I'm sorry to those I squashed Those I looked down upon From any temporary high ground I believed I held I am your voodoo doll And you… Continue reading Voodoo Doll: MS Awareness

awards, nominations, challenges, writing

50 Word Thursday #27: Friendship

Oscar coughed and shifted in his recliner. Felix checked his watch then stared out the window, dying to open it and let air into the dark room. Silence the whole two hours he'd been there. He hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there. (50 words) I haven't done… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #27: Friendship

chronic illness, life, MS

Some people – Practice kindness

I had a really wonderful then upsetting experience yesterday. I was in the ‘accessible’ lineup at the grocery store - simply because it was the shortest line, I’m still totally mobile. I left my cart to get another item and when I came back the cashier had put up her ‘closed’ sign but said I… Continue reading Some people – Practice kindness

life, mental health

Hiatus for the holidays

It's December!! I hope this time of year brings you peace, hope and happiness. The holidays can be difficult and even traumatic for many people. If you struggle to find the joy in the season, my wish for you is that you can find some small joy in each day, and take it one day… Continue reading Hiatus for the holidays

music, reading, writing

The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

It's strange how you make a simple choice, then the universe sends you signs that it wasn't a simple choice at all, there is a reason you made the decision you did. Kismet. In the summer, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to read The World According to Garp by John Irving again.… Continue reading The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet