Hello, my darlings! I apologize for taking a few days away from the blog. My two April challenges ended and I apparently did not foresee the emotional toll it would take on me. Life has a funny way of forcing you to slow way the heck down. So, when the train crash (migraine headache) happened inside my head this past Saturday night, it took me some days to recover. And during that time I realized I needed to decompress from all the writing.
I am feeling much better as of today, and I managed to finish reading two books (K-Pax by Gene Brewer and Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard-both excellent reads), as well as getting caught up with a couple of daily poetry books. I got so behind in April.
First, I need to shout Happy Birthday to my friend Denise in Georgia! She came in for a mini vacation and I got to spend most of Friday with her and Saturday night. Sorry, my darling, that I had to leave early Saturday night. The headache hit and it wasn’t pretty after I got home. But thank you SOOOOO much for the journal and the inspiration wall item. I HAVE to learn how to do make my own. It was perfect! Especially with the ‘blood’ splatters. 😀
Since I have taken a few days off I am going to post something that I wrote a few days ago (in my new journal). It’s a little depressing but considering I wrote it with the after effects of a migraine, it shouldn’t be surprising. But I like the rhyme scheme.
Hope you all are enjoying your Wednesday.
P.S. Did you see The Avengers? What did you think? I’ll tell you my thoughts tomorrow.
by Jessica Scott
Up-end the glass,
let it fall, let it shatter;
let the dregs of wine splatter
the floor like blood.
Time enough to take the measure
of a half-lived love
given one good shove;
now its arteries we sever.
Leave the mess, and leave the shame,
breathe in the guilt and ether,
say you’re sorry and goodbye though neither
can bring us back from the dead.