Creative Coping

Domino Days
May 28, 2008, 8:32 pm
Filed under: control, destiny, health, willpower | Tags: , , , ,

The days ahead seem far

Off, even the one tomorrow,

What state will be then and

The states between

Are unknowables-

To what extent can I steer

These fates,

Extend my will into the Ether

That immediately surrounds these

Hours, stacked up, a

Queue of dominos?


Warm Heart
May 28, 2008, 8:26 pm
Filed under: eating, food, happiness, healing, health, hope, love, thrill | Tags: , , , , ,

Happy day started at night for me,

Whether from pills or injections

Or Prunes and live yoghurt

Makes some difference,

But not too much.

Am I in control or merely

A passenger in a rusty car

Fuelled by pharmaceutic diesel

And in need of repair and care?


Bathe me in water and leave me

To dry in the sun.

Take me in before I fry but

keep me somewhere cool and clear

Where static glare is fenced

Out and love relit.

Pain’s Sweet Tooth
May 28, 2008, 7:34 pm
Filed under: control, eating, food, health, pain | Tags: , , , , , ,

Back in this place again

This place of doom and gloom

Bloated stomach passing for womb

Once i was well and pain

Was something felt from a

Prick of thorn or cut of steel

Not as now when it grows

From a live seed

Planted deep, sown down

In furrows, virulent its saplings writhe

For supremacy, squealing for

Sugar and coffee and tea

Cake and wine and syrup and cream,

Drops will not do, bring

Buckets for bowls, Life must

Be strained and stretched to

Feed Pain’s sweet tooth.