Love Shadows

Love is one of the most intense feelings I’ve ever experienced.  Humans live for love.  Humans die for love.  Humans continue to exist because of love.  While love is an amazing aphrodisiac, it also stimulates a fearful climax because it woos us onto a plane of vulnerability that defies gravity as a law of nature. …

The Simple Life

Are you moving toward a simpler life due to the #pandemic? This is exactly what I’ve done, thanks to #covid19 and #remotework. Partly as #riskmitigation but partly because I’m tired of living a life that solely revolves around a paycheck. As Rosie Spinks points out in this beautifully written article, many are choosing to: “…downsize or move to a cheaper place…

The “Unimaginable”

If someone, anyone, just understood the running storyline in my head, they’d sympathize with me.  They’d know how hard it is for me to color inside the lines.  They’d give me permission to be myself at any given time.  They’d stop judging me.  I mean, maybe they never really did.  Judge me.  But I certainly…

Therapy

This road is lonely.  He told me one observation about me was that I always seemed to ask for permission.  I sat on his couch calculating in my mind how I should act.  Days before, I’d walked at least 15 blocks from my office to attend a therapy session because it seemed I needed it. …

Sullen Grey

Photo by Ethan Jones from Pexels Sometimes normalOther times O.K.More often than notSullen shadesOf greyBut upOn the mountainEnjoying the viewI’m out of this worldHead over hillsFor youAnd every guitarKnows the joyOf this peakThe riffsThe rhythmBoundlessCreativity. #depression #sadness #creativity #poems #poetry #mentalhealth #music