Sabian Saturdays: Aries 2°

PHASE 2 (ARIES 2°): A COMEDIAN REVEALS HUMAN NATURE. KEYNOTE: The capacity to look objectively at oneself and at others. –Straight Woo “The Fool” Jaded jester tempts taboos with a grin, all tooth.Spiritual nomad, royals pay gold for her truth.She a rich pauper, speaks before spoken to, a subtle coupfor power. Born 4 minutes after the 15th hour,from survivors strivingtoward stability, came she.Wild spirit, heart of nobility,youthful enthusiasm, and with uncanny abilityshe season bitter truth until pleasant to taste.You’ll laugh at your reflection without seeing your face.How foolish!? – @iroksthnew Continue reading Sabian Saturdays: Aries 2°

25 Magazines accepting nontraditional poetry and creative writing

Most editors are happy to answer questions regarding submissions. If a lit mag seems like a good fit for your work and it happens to be a collaboration, found poem, or other more nontraditional form, contact them via email or on other social media to ask if they are open to such forms. If you […] via 25 lit mags to submit nontraditional & found poetry — Trish Hopkinson Continue reading 25 Magazines accepting nontraditional poetry and creative writing

When they’ve seen your darkness… — RAW PAGAN

When he’s seen your darkness and he still held you tight in his arms When screams and tears tore at his soul yet he stood tall with his shoulder over your trembling body and his voice contained When words of pain penetrated his being, but he received it with gentle calmness One knew they were […] via When they’ve seen your darkness… — RAW PAGAN Continue reading When they’ve seen your darkness… — RAW PAGAN

S.O.C. 9/13/17

Taken for granted, for silly, for surface, I recall old lessons hard learned and their determined resurgence nevermind depth or the sea of tears secretly wept simultaneously. We; me, he, and she profusely professing in silence and salt the truth of hearts hardened and healing halted. Drip drop stains on cheek bones we try so hard to conceal, desperate diving into despondence seeking to discover likeness in the ripples. Resonance denied. There is never enough to reflect back the drainage occurring within as water seeks it’s own level and emptiness begets echoes of what once fulfilled. Those who repress best … Continue reading S.O.C. 9/13/17

Wake up! Your gift is calling…

There have been many epiphanies lately in light of my reflection on self sabotage, participation in essentially dissatisfying connections, and hesitancy when it comes to wholeheartedly pursuing my passions.  I realize that a lot of these issues and behaviors are from a toxic and internalized belief that was re-iterated to me often as a child that I “expect too much out of life”.  Growing up in a household where depression was normalized rather than addressed, I didn’t realize how skewed the perceptions were of the person teaching and rearing me until I began embodying and suffering the consequences of those … Continue reading Wake up! Your gift is calling…

Amy Lowell “To A Friend”

I ask but one thing of you, only one, That always you will be my dream of you; That never shall I wake to find untrue All this I have believed and rested on, Forever vanished, like a vision gone Out into the night. Alas, how few There are who strike in us a chord we knew Existed, but so seldom heard its tone We tremble at the half-forgotten sound. The world is full of rude awakenings And heaven-born castles shattered to the ground, Yet still our human longing vainly clings To a belief in beauty through all wrongs. O … Continue reading Amy Lowell “To A Friend”