Gravity/Tales from the PTSD Files (revisited)

Another Saturday another migraine another two hour nap trying to sleep it off This is becoming a familiar and unwelcome routine but it is my first migraine in a week maybe the Mindfulness Meditation techniques are actually helpful   I have been experimenting with different guided meditations on YouTube My favorite is a profanity-laden mindfulness … Continue reading Gravity/Tales from the PTSD Files (revisited)

Glass and Thorns – Christine Ray

My latest piece on Sudden Denouement

Sudden Denouement Collective

hysteria (1)
Betrayal is an inside job
wrecked by muscle and
joints
neurons and
neurotransmitters
mitochondrial mutiny
lays waste
to formerly silver tongue
now struggling to find words
that used to flow like
ink through fountain pen
fatigue hangs round neck
chain woven of boulders, glass shards &
thorns
muscle spasms contort me
into balloon animal shapes
so alien, so grotesque
that they frighten the village children
like the pick axe
I plant above right eye
in hopes of blessed relief
don’t mind the blood
it’s barely an inconvenience
during insomnic ruminations
about long dormant-mutations
coded in DNA turned
time bombs
that ripped through my life
casualty count still being assessed
by medics in white coats
who write cryptic words
on shiny clipboards
while I bleed


[Christine Ray writes for Brave and Reckless and is a member of Sudden Denouement.  She is also curator at Blood Into Ink and barista at 

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Thinned

Brought to her knees By the pain in her head in her body The weight of her world pinning her to the ground leaving her feeling flattened as if she were a wildflower pressed within the pages of a heavy book She considered simply baring her naked throat in submission to the wolves with their yellow … Continue reading Thinned

Gravity/Tales from the PTSD Files (revisited)

Another Saturday another migraine another two hour nap trying to sleep it off This is becoming a familiar and unwelcome routine but it is my first migraine in a week maybe the Mindfulness Meditation techniques are actually helpful   I have been experimenting with different guided meditations on YouTube My favorite is a profanity-laden mindfulness … Continue reading Gravity/Tales from the PTSD Files (revisited)