A Bitter Balm, So Good

Oscar J. Baeza via Compfight   Ugggghhh, to block out the negative words Like a symbiote attaching itself to your subcutaneous membrane Until you disappear and resemble Something else. An ebony hued doppleganger, spewing venom as a survival mechanism. As much as you may try to gain awareness Awareness to pull the negativity off of […]

You Are Not Your Situation Or My First Dialysis And Fighting Blood Ninjas

Shane Gorski via Compfight   The first time ever I saw your face is a soulful ballad by the songstress Roberta Flack.  The first time ever I had dialysis, was far far from soulful. Or ballady. (Ballady?) I was in the hospital at Henrico Doctor’s Hosptial, awaiting my inaugural dialysis treatment.  Having no prior knowledge […]

People Mean Well- Do This Instead Of Getting Frustrated When Someone Asks How You Are Doing

Evil Erin via Compfight   You aren’t an aggressive person by nature.  You have a pretty genteel way about you, and you even slip the word genteel into conversation every now and again.  You know they mean well, but if one more person asks you how you are feeling or if you are okay, you […]

The Handle Of A Hero

  Ross Beckley via Compfight I can’t take it. Not one more thing. She said, watching her world, ignited. Yes. Yes you can. We will never know our full measure Until we are measured. A hero is not needed when everything is safe. Superman is not needed when the world is calm. Bruce Banner does […]

On Giving Up, Giving Out, And Giving

Rooners Toy Photography via Compfight   Have you felt like, if one more bad thing happens, you will literally meltdown?  I’m talking about full on utter and complete hulking out and smashing everything around you.  It’s been that kind of year for me, perhaps for you too.  It’s so tempting to just give up. Throw […]

Today Is Our Past, Present, And Future

Matt Callow via Compfight   Today is your past, present, and future. You are living your memories. Right now How will you remember today?  

An Apology And A Change In Publishing.

I’m sorry.  I could write about how life became full and how I didn’t handle it well and such and such. But no, I am sorry I’ve been sporadic here.  I haven’t abided by the agreed upon commitment with you the reader, one post every Sunday and Thursday. In coming out of a personal reset, […]

The Dialysis Blues And How A Kind Gesture Changes Everything

Eternal ☼ Sunshine via Compfight   In March of 2007, quite a bit of life happened in a short amount of time.  I quit my job on the 6th, went to the hospital to start dialysis on the 7th, and scheduled for discharge on the 9th to start work at my new job two weeks […]

The Low Road, Being Right, And The Things We Value

Anita Ritenour via Compfight   You’re right, you know this to be true. The People’s Court, The Supreme Court, the spankin’ Court of Owls would side with you.  You stand, victorious. Both arms on your hips, chest puffed.  The cries of your enemies floating in the distance. All is great for about a minute. Until […]

The Small Changes

Shooting Chris via Compfight   You think this time it will work.  You’ll change, you’ll improve not because anyone thinks you should.  No, who do they think they are to tell you how to live your life. This time, this time it’s personal. There are so many voices floating in the ether. “Write down your […]