Category Archives: Holistic Distress

Dissociation

Does winter have to last this long?
Did you really have to ask?
I think that I see flowers waving to me top the hill.
Right here. Right now.
It’s a game I learned to play while I was. bound.
Hands tied, face down, I basked
In the glow of sunshine spilling ‘ore the window sill.
Right here. Right now.
I sing songs, shivering, and sad while I am still.
I say see the jaunty laughing daffodils.
Right here. Right now.

Copyright 2017. L.L. Shelton.

 

Reality Girl

Back ta reality girl-
You on earth!
Dat whack
Diddin crack you skull-
You ain’t hurt!

Get up!
Getta move on!
What be da matta wid you?

Keep suckin
Dat pacifiah
Won’t matta din
Who da liah
Ness one ta come up
Behind ya
Gonna kill ya right where
Dey find ya

Get up!
Getta move on!
Da demons dey done found ya!

So let loose
Till ya satisfied!
Leave no one
Alive ta complain!
Livin be betta
Dan dyin!
Maybe one day
Gonna be no pain…

Copyright 2016. L.L. Shelton.

Don’t Close Your Eyes

Cleaning up for an honored guest
Always knew we loved you best
Floors are vacuumed
Windows dressed
My nerves are shot I must confess
They tell me you are packing these days
But I forgot I guess…
See?
The big front door stands open wide
To welcome you inside.
Now who will clean up this mess?

Copyright 2017. L.L. Shelton.