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Ice-Scream Treats and Friendships

Ice-Scream Treats
It is ice-scream treats
and unsaid words that
bloom into internal
bleeding. Red flows in Red
You see Blue. 

I wrote this poem in my poetry class when my tutor gave us a task to write a poem as dense as I possibly can. 646 more words

Personal Essay

Counting in Cribbage

By Eilene Lyon

“Aren’t you going to count your pairs?”

“Oh yes. Pair, two. Pair, four (cupping breasts), plus a pair of legs, a pair of arms, a pair of ears…” 54 more words

Personal Essay

Bride at Eleven.

If I were asked, “What is one thing you’d change and experience in the past, if you had the superpower to do so?”

I’d probably answer, “Nothing. 814 more words

FriYAY Supplement

Time Out

I have posted previously about the importance of taking time and the impacts as well as benefits blogging can hold for mental health.

I did not intend to be absent for so long following my latest posts, but as a result of exploring such intimate trauma, the cathartic release was accompanied by a period of unpublished contemplation.  353 more words

Mental Health

The Waiting Room

There’s something about a deadline. In 2010, one inspired me to finish a piece I titled “The Waiting Room.” I entered it in Upstate Medical University’s contest and, surprisingly, won the Bruce Dearing Writing Award. 1,814 more words


Living With Anxiety Part 2: Work

This is part two of a multiple part series of my life with an anxiety disorder. Read the previous entry here.

At my current workplace, we tell the kids about the What If Monster. 843 more words

Blog Post

If I'm Being Honest...

What’s this? A new post on my blog??

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted consistently to my blog. It’s not because I’ve lost interest or because I’ve grown lazy, but because I developed some writer’s block. 495 more words