Visceral Self-Care, A Poem

Stewardship of this body supposes Care that is lean and laid out Then pummeled with a hammer This tender care is similar To the actions of a cat or canine It is pleasant to keep the surface clean So the coats become brilliant But it is inevitable The steward must clean too The festering, putrid… Continue reading Visceral Self-Care, A Poem

Description Challenge #1: Childhood Home

After ending my One Sentence Challenge, I had a hard time coming up with a new, literary-relevant challenge for the writers who read my blog to participate in. I first leaned on flash fiction. I've ran flash fiction challenges before and I thought, "why not do it again?" Then I had this feeling, a proto-emotion… Continue reading Description Challenge #1: Childhood Home

One Sentence Challenge: Conclusion

Congratulations to Morgan Hazlewood again for her entry to last weeks One Sentence Challenge, the topic was overcoming hardships. Here is her entry:  It’s probably best that I did not know what lay ahead, or else I might not have had the heart to face what even now feels hardly surmountable — but it was… Continue reading One Sentence Challenge: Conclusion

The Emperor of Stagnation, a Poem

In the years I thought myself invincible Competition was an itch I refused to scratch Now it erupts from me as if some cancer That didn't want to be a member of this body This is and was the formula; Strive towards something, Progress as one normally would, Realize you were getting good, Then quit… Continue reading The Emperor of Stagnation, a Poem

Transmuter, A Poem

Counting the times I tried Transmuting my lead heart to Gold, with foot-and-hand digits Would take armies Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/@pixabay