Category Archives: mental health

Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus

I dreamt I was dreaming and couldn’t wake up. Then I woke up. The unconscious is a dick. It feels as though I put on the wrong legs this morning, uncooperative legs with somebody else’s fatigue in them. After all, … Continue reading

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Never Simile At A Crododile

You know similes? When someone mentions a thing and defines it in comparison to a different thing? Like, for example, saying an early Spring is like premature ejaculation because it is sort of exciting but ultimately overwhelming and rather disappointing … Continue reading

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Into Darkness

I am broken. Beyond the ordinary brokenness that comes with living with two chronic health conditions, beyond any hope of redemption from platitudinous anecdotes about how Chinese pottery is most beloved when it is most broken (and, significantly, fixed), to … Continue reading

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Hello Helio Hello

I managed to spend some time out under a real sky today. Not hours and hours because it was freakishly windy and pretty cold in spite of shiny sunface beaming down from up above. In fact most of the time … Continue reading

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When The Moon Hits The Sky

Last time I looked there was a fresh Wednesday sitting on the window ledge, toasty warm from the oven, a delicious waft of steam rising on the dawn air. My attention was distracted for just a few moments by being … Continue reading

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Pea Souper

If air were soup it would be a thick, gloopy one. It would taste quite tangy on the tongue but would be tricky to wade through. Better to sit down on a crouton and  breathe in some lunch. Air is … Continue reading

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Netflix And Chilly

Why are chillis called that when they’re hot, not chilly? Not in temperature as such, I realise, but tell that to your colon the following day. Why is winter so chilly when I hate cold, hate it, hate it, hate … Continue reading

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