The Recent Series of Events that Should have Ended my Sanity

It began with the dryer. One day i returned home after a long day to do an evening load of laundry. On 45 minutes of sleep i was as usual just going through the motions of my life. I was on autopilot, wordlessly moving things about the one room house to get everything done in …

A Poem

My heart is broken for the aggressors that never chose aggression, the fugitives that never imagined themselves without roots, the thinkers that have fallen silent as they’ve noted that to disagree is to invite violence. My heart is broken for the death rattle filmed as the streets are painted crimson and cluttered with pieces of …

Life Without a Refrigerator

Eating has grown cumbersome. It is a process i no longer enjoy and quite dread. It’s more of a chore than a reprieve these days. Anytime something is cooked it must be either perfectly portioned or babysat in order to prevent bacterial growth. A baked potato takes me 1.5 hours to cook. I’ve been eating …

A Glimpse of a Migration

These guys flew right over my head, from one end of our property to the other. They were all honking at once in an excited frenzy and the noise was unmistakeable but i was too busy trying to locate them through the trees and neglected to pull out and unlock my phone until they were …

Mieke

As i was climbing the porch stairs after work yesterday i noticed a familiar shape hanging against the well house door and i knew instantly that it was an orb weaver! I loved orb weavers above all other spiders. They were such lovely creatures. They spun beautiful impressive webs and then waited for their prey …

A Day of Rest

I was given the opportunity to pick up 10 hours of work at a quiet facility between friday afternoon and saturday. It was not in my plan. Resting and recuperating was in my plan. However, it was good money and a chance to see some patients that didn’t otherwise have a therapist due to unforeseen …

A Gift from Grandma

Having been really sick in my tiny home i wasn’t sure how to gage the amount of time that should pass before i asked somebody to come into the space of contagion to help me work on all the dead or malfunctioning appliances. I decided not to ask my coworker’s uncle from up the road …

A Full Moon

I wasn’t feeling too good when i went to bed last night. I buried my face in Sili’s fur, pulled the blanket around me, and hid from life. Something made me roll over and when i did i noted what i first mistook as a flashlight shining through the window. As logic returned to me …

A Better Day

I woke up this morning after having a terrifying dream. i was outside speaking to someone as the wind whipped my hair into my face and pulled at my clothes. The house creaked and groaned with each blustery gust. The unknown person which im fairly sure was a tv character i’d seen on an internet …

I Have Covid Again

This strain is much more benign. At this point its a glorified head cold, but a glorified head cold i can’t get rid of. There is a cough, a deep voice, mucus, a splitting headache, fever, and fatigue. The fatigue is impressive. After every little exertion i end up sleeping a couple hours. Standing at …