chains break and ray of sunshine
Poetry

Imperium

The shackles and chains softly rattle Constraints so quiet yet debilitatingly strong. My soul hums a silent and haunting song, A war cry defenseless and fortified, the internal battle. Read More

Who Will Love Me
Poetry

Who Will Love Me

I held a lover once in my hands Love I thought that’d last, untouched by Time’s sands. To be loved by another, was all I thought I ever wished for, Naivety crept in my heart, and I knew soon I’d close the door, For both I and my lover lost the love that once or never bonded us. Read More

song for october
Poetry

Song for October

The morning dew on the grass soothes my tired feet The red, pinkish horizon of the rising sun soaks me with warmth, A breeze not too cold brushes my skin, and a songbird gives a tweet. Behind me is the past I know too well, grinning with a look lacking mirth. In the distance is the future, but I know not the looks, for we have yet to meet. Read More

the pub
Stories of Recovery

The Pub

“Once you lose everything you had, there’s no goin’ back! I’m not doin’ it again, I’m not losing anything else. ‘Cause I kept one thing before going to intensive rehab, I kept my life. I’m not goin back to who I was before. I’m rebuilding my life, and that stuff will only weaken my foundation!” Read More

Fly Away
Stories of Recovery

Fly Away

The sunlit earth let out of breath of relief after the rainfall of night. The green ground now soft. Martha McDowell sat on a bench in the park watching her children play. Tag, hide and seek. Candy Crush. Pokemon Go. She peered at her phone to see the time, half past noon. Read More