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Cheapening mental illness

I once took a not-fun-at-all trip to Chicago. Attractions I wanted to see were unexpectedly closed, the weather was rainy and twenty degrees cooler than usual, and my hosts brought along some friends who were rude to me. 604 more words

Wounded Heart; Wounded Trickster

Each week, I push the trash can up and down the hills of the driveway to the County road for pick-up.  It’s a long walk, but I can’t lift the can into the truck to drive it down.   620 more words

Dan Jacoby Poems, Day 1: "ptsd"

vampire like constant sorrow
feeding on the lonely
snatching what’s left of boyhood
like going back to baghdad
at a fork in the path
trying to come on strong… 77 more words

The Opiate

Ta tillbaka det som är mitt!


Mycket har hänt inom mig de senaste dagarna, b l a har jag beslutat mig för att målmedvetet ta tillbaka det som min styvfar har berövat mig. 684 more words

Posttraumatisk Stress Syndrom

Trigger Points Contributor Jodie Ortega

Introducing Trigger Points Contributor Jodie Ortega, author of Thank You.

1. What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent?

My abuse started when I was four years old so my perception of love and reality was distorted along with the physiology of my brain which was heavily impacted due to the abuse.  529 more words


I feel like I have not written much this month. There were many nights I have stared at this, once again, new draft screen for a very long time. 366 more words