The Comfortable Rut

The Comfortable Rut

“You don’t hate your job it pays the bills,
protecting you from loss, and unforeseen ills,

Your boss, your co-workers, they are nice enough,
provided you do the right things and say the right stuff.

There is a promotion looming for you just up ahead,
great, provided the extra hours don’t leave you dead …”

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Let It Go and Just Feel (poem)

Let It Go and Just Feel (poem)

This is less of a poem, and more of a personal mantra or prayer - I say it to myself daily. It has been coming to me, piece by piece, for years, but now feels complete. Each word and phrase has a deeper meaning - something I plan to elaborate on in a later blog post.

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This Story Is About You (short fiction)

This Story Is About You (short fiction)

Believe it or not, I wrote this story about you. Yes, you. The person reading this right now. True, I don’t know your name, where you were born or what you do for work, but that doesn’t really matter.

I am going to be honest. I like you, the real you that is. The you that exists beyond those small details.

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Rebirth (short fiction)

Rebirth (short fiction)

It turns out that birth and decay are not so different after all.

“So I shat myself again for the fourth time this week. I couldn’t help it. I don’t have the coordination or strength necessary to get myself to the toilet. Not that I could sit on it even if I did, I would likely fall in and drown! This is a world made for giants and I am now so small …“

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Chose Wisely (poem)

Chose Wisely (poem)

Why do you think it will be ok?
Because thinking so takes your anxiety away

How do you know it won’t happen to you?
Because knowing so is all you can really do

What makes you certain it won’t be a bad day?
Because you regularly get down on your knees and pray
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More Of The Same

More Of The Same

"This day, like the last, will be the same. Arrive at the same time, wear the same clothes, do the same work. The conversations will be the same, the jokes the same, even the ‘unexpected problems’ are the same. Monotonous repetition. Day in, day out..."

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Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Sighing, Johnson sat down for what felt like the millionth time and began to fiddle with the plastic plant that was situated neatly in the corner of his desk. Another generic faux fern, identical in every way to the faux ferns that were to be found on most of the other desks on the floor..."

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Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Poetry was one of the first outlets that I found to express myself. Crafting specific thoughts into the confines of the structure, cadence, rhyme and rhythm of a poem helped me to understand and then let go of the ruminations in my mind.

Current Poems:
Can't Quite Express - Don't Worry About Me - Creating A Monster

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Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

How can you say goodbye to a child?

"It wasn’t her death that was upsetting to me. It was the dying. I was glad when it was over. For her sake, and my own.

I know it sounds harsh, but that was five years. Five long years of cleaning up vomit, of late nights and close calls. Five years of broken commitments, false hopes, and missed opportunities..."

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