– couples counseling –

In this abusive relationship with my reflection, let’s take a moment to resolve pressing matters though communication, listening without blame games in our responses, just comprehension and recognition of each viewpoint. ~ My most blessed enemy, how you portray yourself as ‘the constant downer’, ‘the fatal frowner’, ‘America’s Next Top Party Pooper’, on the opposing side of this […]

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– nicholaus –

Nicholaus, you are on my mind in this moment. Many of these glimpses shamefully come few and far between these days. Not that far in distance and time, you were placed in my eyes front and heavy… just like many were before you and, I believe, many will be after you. ~ Something smooth in […]

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– snow day –

Sent home like a school child at the apex of the elements, I do the minimal for prep work, just  an early dinner from down the road and a date with the heater in my room. ~ ~ D.J. Whisenant

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– words hidden –

When you physically ache before

posting something you wrote because

you know your mother will read it,

that’s when you know the inspiration cuts deep.

Sadly, I’ve been to the emergency room once before and

can’t afford another bill,

with or without insurance.

I guess these thoughts will have to wait to see

light on some other day,

one that’s more stable and

fulfills a narrative that

doesn’t destroy me

from the inside out.

D.J. Whisenant

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– an epiphany on the clock –

The morning sun plays hide and seek with the backroom windows. Dust dances off the shelves, and I tend to my assigned tasks. I am preparing the area for the holiday rush. I am rearranging and reorganizing. I am continuing my supervisor’s plan to tidy up and tighten up. That is the moment the sunlight touches me, […]

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