Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled

Years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I would ever write a novel with a character who had Multiple sclerosis. I gave him a definitive no. When he asked me why not and pointed out that people would want to read a… Continue Reading “Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled”

Still Unbroken – A Poem

There are still times when I feel broken. I am walking on a path covered in sand and I can look back at each step that I have taken. Though the ground may look flat to you, I see mountains, peaks and valleys. I… Continue Reading “Still Unbroken – A Poem”

Then, Also, After, Now – A Poem

Then, I was lost within myself, surrounded by the dark, trees and forest pressing in against me as I looked for a way out, a way through the veil of constant sadness and fear that I carried within me. When the doctor gave the… Continue Reading “Then, Also, After, Now – A Poem”

The Whispering of the Trees – Creative Non-Fiction

I entered this in the CBC Non Fiction Prize. While I didn’t place in the long list, that’s all good as I can now share it with all of you. * The world had fallen around me. The dark forest had sprung up around… Continue Reading “The Whispering of the Trees – Creative Non-Fiction”

A Second In Time – A Poem

I look at myself in the picture and, though I’m smiling, I don’t look happy. In the background, just to the side of me, is my cane. It used to be my constant companion, my third leg. I used the cane to walk, to… Continue Reading “A Second In Time – A Poem”

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