A Room So Still and Quiet It Hurts: A Collaboration of Warriors

I have been blessed to participate in several large collaborative pieces. I am always in awe of the talent, generosity and humanity the writers who participate in these display. This was a particular labor of love for me and I cannot thank the writers who agreed to participate enough.

Blood Into Ink

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In memory of Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell and all that wrestle with the demon of depression and have walked too close to the edge of the abyss.

Christine Ray

In a room so still and silent

That it hurts

Stark white walls

Razor sharp edges

Etch my soul

Draw blood

That drips slowly

soundlessly

From my mouth

I am trapped

Like a fly in amber

Time stands still

The air is thick

Holds me motionless

In this prison cell

I feel vibration

A silent scream building

From my depths

Rachel Finch

Barricaded, her aura stifles

in the quiet.

Walls closing in, silence

penetrating.

Her mind internally

burning, blistering.

His voice a faint echo,

worlds away.

Rana Kelly

I tell them they’re lying,

The monsters that cling

To the lobes and whorls

Of my ears.

They laugh and go on.

I pull the covers up

To my chin and let…

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9 thoughts on “A Room So Still and Quiet It Hurts: A Collaboration of Warriors

  1. Haunting…Chris Cornell’s death shook me to the core. His writing was poetry for my soul. (I lost Layne Staley first. ) And then Chester so soon. Haunting beautiful words. I mourn still for people never met but whom feel like old friends.

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