– jouska –

Naturally… the conversation starts with a little rambling on my end, starting off innocent, even cute. Gradually, however, things get neurotic, and the magic of my madness exposes itself. My attempts to keep my little talks contained lead to failure, creeping into every facet of my face. Strangers may take notice, strangers may go about […]

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– 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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