Blue Sky Warning

More than the air, still and stagnant, more than cloudless skies and blue, blue water, Silence uttered the warning, a foreboding to beware. Rolling hills met the ocean without a care, yet not a creature moved. No field mice scurrying here and there. Cats hid and dogs cowered beneath abandoned porches. Livestock disappeared behind tall grasses, clustered tightly together. No children laughing on the lonesome … Continue reading Blue Sky Warning

Crashing Dreams

  None could predict the madness living in a childhood nightmare would become reality. Not for us anyway. We could not imagine it might become our story. Monsters aren’t supposed to dwell in our closets or under the bed but sometimes they do, disguised in the apathetic dressing of those who proclaim loyalty. That’s the most difficult part, being brave: having the courage to feel … Continue reading Crashing Dreams

Migration

  I see you. Mired in madness, struggling to be free, you search for a way out. Embrace this journey as those butterflies in your stomach feel more like carnivorous crabs piercing the pit of your soul. Sometimes we must descend into darkness. Sometimes we must view reality through a skewed lens to gain perspective. I see you. We belong to the same kind, the … Continue reading Migration

Arrogance

Greedy. Insatiable. Gluttonous purveyor of the unobtainable. A collector of knowledge stacked to the sky like a house of cards leaning into the wind. I devoured insight like a wolf scraping every bit from brittle bones. I consumed opportunities for observation until I lost sight. A sage devoid of soul. An attempt to grow stunted by failure to think outside that crystal box. My delight … Continue reading Arrogance

Fearless

  With a penchant for following her heart, being driven mad by inconsistent expectations became familiar territory Choosing this path, choosing to follow a heart made vulnerable created the woman she’d hoped to become, one bolstered by conviction where despair held no claim Strength defines freedom blazing a trail through chaos to a place of peace photo: Bing Images prompts: MLMM Heeding Haiku, #BentHalos, #SableSwanV, … Continue reading Fearless

Silent Detonation

Scenes played out, familiar but not quite intimate. A slight detachment between performers and audience, yet a story shared by many. Mutual connection separated by varying degrees of separation. If each experience is unique, is the collective result skewed? A responsibility to warn of dire consequences hangs in the air, drowning out voices repeating old lines   a silent witness unmasked as worlds come undone … Continue reading Silent Detonation