Side Effects and Prognosis 2017-2018 (Lotus Rises from the Water)

Seizures Confusion Altered state of consciousness Loss of speech Loss of appetite Loss of balance Loss of job Insomnia Depression Suicidal Ideation Racing thoughts Palpitations Stigma Heartbreak EKG Rage Anxiety Isolation Photo-sensitivity Flashbacks Tremors EEG PTSD Telemetry Breaking the silence Shrink Sessions Nightmares Convulsions Telemetry Misdiagnosis Pills Withdrawal Misdiagnosis Pills Withdrawal Diagnosis Dependency Withdrawal of…

Nightly Hauntings

We are surrounded by ghosts Look closely at the night sky Many a star there are dead Twilight is an illusion A veil to the other realm that is constantly witnessed A haunting which is constantly ignored

All Hail

After her death they called her a Queen. She was loved by all, yet she’d not always been easy to love. Not when substances blinded her and her subjects, reducing them to heartless cannibals. Their souls sold to a moment of ecstasy, kush, white lines snorted from tables, bottles drained like their bodies. Pushing back at…

Earth

Roots buried deep in the ground Take hold my ankles beneath moon round Make me one with your breath Keep me safe in life and death Arms outstretched to rays of light Branches reaching day and night Grounded feet buried deep Fruits from harvest you will reap Body, mind and spirit grow As above, so…

Moving Forward and Other Things Humans Resist

I have to admit to having been a little sluggish as of late. Not so much with writing per say, as I’ve been prepping articles for the upcoming issue of UNIQUE ME magazine, but with other goals and dreams. Throughout our lives certain situations and circumstances may arise when least wanted or expected. When this…

UNIQUE ME Magazine

Hello Bloglandia, I just wanted to write a quick blurb before this weeks actual blog post is posted. I have been given the honor of writing for UNIQUE ME magazine. It is a regional magazine dedicated to helping support families in the community who have children or loved ones with special needs. The Fall Issue…

Breaking the Habit and Keeping the Balance

Human beings are creatures of habit. We’ve heard this phrase countless times throughout our lives. We validate it every time we rise in the morning to shower, brew coffee and make it to work by punch-in time. In all seriousness we as a species find comfort in routine. Until it begins to grow sharp pointy…

The Age of Graphic Novels and Manga

Today was a dreary, gray, muggy day in Miami, Florida. This of course gave me the perfect excuse to take cover from the elements at our local bookstore. I brought along one of my younger cousins visiting from out of state who shares my same passion for pages, words and dare I say it, pictures….

The Wonderful World of Fantasy Writing & Art

I by no means am an artist. I don’t even know how to draw a straight line with a ruler. This does not mean that I lack a taste for art. I was actually raised amongst a home full of fine artists and have been exposed to the sharp smell of oil paints and turpentine…

The Old Victiorian House of Riley

Hello Blogland, We have finally reached the month of July together. It’s that time again for summer heat, bathing suites and BBQ’s galore. I should say that after a bit of a turbulent first half of the year things seem to be winding down to something more enjoyable. Writing has of course come greatly into…