Day 3: Step by trip, by step

Pound, pound, pound, pound knock, knock, knock, knock bang, bang, bang, bang my heart is pounding in my head Acetaminophen with codeine side effect mild, but effective at waking me up Fiddle, fiddle, rattle, rattle, tap, tap, knock, knock, Girly knocks at her safety gate, safety gate, safety gate, is she trying to climb it…

I’m up and doing yoga day 1

Moving in the morning makes my eyes water. Knees bent one-two -three up go the legs flat feet on the bed. Less burn in the back, texting break while blood flows to all the important parts. Two out of four children have been reached out to. Girlie is blissfully sleeping with Woof-woof, bunny and I've…

Miasma

I read a little and drift off to sleep floating in the miasma that is my brain airplane noise over head birds in trees in the rain trucks and cars pass on a wet road we are not in the flight path that was a large jet coming from where? Why do I still hear…

My name was called

by four different voices just the name there was no shaking of a shoulder nor tapping of a toe no morning baby babble just the sound of my name in my ears as if my four dreams coalesced and each participant needed my divided attention. I turned my head with each sound until I had…

I had something else I wanted to say

but once again, the brain took over and hijacked the morning. The dreams nightmared in my skull until I woke up hearing a knocking at the door. WOOOODPECKERS! PSYCHOTIC OCD BIRDS DRILLING FOR GRUBS They knock with the intensity of the police during a drug raid,(my neighbors were dealers, so this I know with certainty.)…

The Common Grackle

The Common Grackle wakes me up every morning since the Blue Jays were evicted from the eaves of my rented house. I really never had much of a problem with the Blue Jays except that they were so damn loud and shrill, their voices echoed inside my head but because of this I never needed…

Untethered Unfettered

Untethered, my brain hears things it should not hear my submersion into a pillow under the sheets sounds like I'm hearing inside my body rather than without. Untethered, my brain lets me see my painless ocular migraine while my eyes are closed. It's like watching an electrical storm in reverse, pulsing flashing darkness on a…