worthy

A line from an old song by Rush says "The mirror always lies to the beautiful and the wise." I think there's some truth to that. I've heard too many healthy people insist they were fat. Too many compassionate people beat themselves up for being insensitive; too many friendly people self deprecate for a perceived... Continue Reading →

Lippy is a funny name.

I can't tell you her age, because as far as I could tell she was ageless. But as I approach 50, I am gaining an appreciation for cheerful people. Don't tell anybody though. I still cajole them for having such an "unrealistic" point of view, but deep down, I envy them and to some degree... Continue Reading →

#cursed

If you've read some of my posts you would understand that I've struggled with depression through much of my life (inceptivus, caligo, view from a hole). You would also see that I have dealt with anxiety fairly regularly (Deus Patria Ipse, vita). It would further be evident that I have wandered through significant doubts and... Continue Reading →

semantics

So much arguing and so little clarity about so many things. So many people bicker over ideas without defining the terms they are using as they sling their words. But the definitions make all the difference. Some recognize this and use the unrecognized dissonance to their advantage and some assume both sides of the argument... Continue Reading →

getting up

Upped my lexapro. How it works I don't know. World was dim hard to go out, like my head was full of phlegm. stumbling around in the dark for a key to a door that's already open.* Upped my lexapro and I wake up hearing the morning trill of the birds flitting about in the... Continue Reading →

icharus

boy and dad in the air on the wind the very spring of glad   fatherly advice, real concern not heeded - all good fun boy will never learn   gravity consumes lift earth and cold reality approaching rather swift   feathers caught by breeze but no longer attached wings now move with ease  ... Continue Reading →

prism

one tear drop of sadness capsule of self pity morsel of despair escapes the corner of her eye to explore her winter reddened cheek but the swollen gravity of her heart pulls it straight down a small convex mirror it rolls down over the cold and closed pores of her cheeks all her cells shutting... Continue Reading →

view from a hole

Evening outside brings parties and laughter, stars and lights and jovial chatter. Watching from alone, dark seeps in bringing dragons of fears, regrets of past sin. Wings are not feather but black latex I can't fight. Dragons' breath is fire but neither warmth or light. The bottom of the well: roots and spiders invading. Can't... Continue Reading →

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