Tag: depression

Elastic Bands, Band-Aids, Words and Song – A Poem

Every day is the same: I work on holding myself together. I wrap my body in found things: elastic bands, string, a pleasing melody, Band-Aids, a well written line of text, the occasional staple. These have built up over time, to form a cocoon…

The Joy of Release – A Poem

I sit outside, the air cold upon my face. Sun is shining down through leaves coloured red, orange, gold and yellow. When the sun shines through them, it changes the colour of my skin. Though there is joy all around me, I am torrent…

My Story – On Learning to Sparkle

I recently watched Nanette by the incredibly talented Hannah Gadsby. Since viewing the program, I’ve been moved to share my story. Nanette was comedic, yes, but it was also gut wrenchingly honest. I know this isn’t the kind of thing I typically share on…

Water, Wind and Fire – A Poem

There is an ocean inside of me; It fills every orifice, every wrinkle in my skin, each fingertip. Most days, the ocean within me is a calm, serene sheet of blue, as smooth as glass. When I look deep inside, I can see myself…

The Hope Light – A Poem

* I wrote this for Cait because she is awesomeness personified.   She descended the spiral staircase that was within her mind. Gradually, as she went down each step, the light became filled with shadows and the air became cold. At the bottom of…

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