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Death Rattle: The Body’s Betrayals

Ellen-Wayland Smith | Longreads | March 2018 | 15 minutes (4,127 words)

One morning about a year ago I was sleeping on the sofa in my parents’ apartment when I was woken by the sound of my father dying in the next room. 4,302 more words

These feet

I must be defeated ’cause I can feel it in my feet. they won’t move so that must prove something. beauty in the eye of the beholder is much colder when the beauty is the destroyer of I would cry but it doesn’t make a difference to this indifferent wraith admiring my corpse. 215 more words


Toxic is a substance, not a person

I see a lot of talk of people being “toxic” to other people.  Sometimes concession is given that it is not the person alone that is toxic, but the combination of that person with another – the relationship – that creates the toxicity.  1,093 more words

Thoughts On Things

Day 8: The source

The continuation of this series of posts to challenging oneself and writing about misinterpreted emotions, personalities and foolish beliefs in social relationships is inspired by  406 more words



When I saw this,
it cut

sharp and precise
deep, with considerable

waiting for blood,
for proof.

These words are pink-
ribbon bandage.

Underneath, this is




Frozen technique when you feel pain or suffering

Here is another meditation technique you can try when you feel pain or suffering.

Close your eyes. You don’t have to sit straight. Just sit in a completely relaxed way. 198 more words