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A Week in Solitary

I vowed to spend the week in solitary when my husband left for business.  I spent a week by myself not a week in silence. Baby steps here. 574 more words


Arbored Bowers

Leaving mired skies
Behind, open roads give way
To arbored bowers.
Everything is possible
In this life so beautiful.


Each one clasps the stamen of the hurt iris,
each a brief flower becoming its own colour of decay.
Each wears the echo of her blood… 59 more words


Need for Solitude

Beyond all

of the noise of life,

The wish to be alone.

I give looks to my loved ones,

Like the “Grumpy Cat.”

I want my space; go away. 105 more words



Halfway down the trail on the Murray Run Greenway, smack in the middle of the woods, there’s a single park bench. As far as I know, it’s the only bench located in these woods, and I’ve done a lot of thinking and dreaming there since we first moved to the Star City three years ago. 183 more words