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Not So Grand Tour

Only in sleep am I truly safe. Sadly, sleep is a commodity my increased sense of being unsafe makes extremely rare. I cannot settle at night. Exhaustion eventually takes me in the small hours, which in itself does little to … Continue reading

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Day Terrors

A horrible, horrible weekend in which I have felt unsafe and unheard. As a consequence, last night I was unable to relax enough to sleep until dawn and my already battered body has slipped yet another level down.  Aside from … Continue reading

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Prickly

“Sharp scratch.” Yes, it’s that time of year, folks, the flu-shot experience, the brief encounter with a needle in the upper arm which always makes me pine for the double entendre days when the person doing the injection used to … Continue reading

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Cave Of Shadows

Eight days on from the news of my father’s death I find myself in uncharted waters. As I grapple with the need to forgive a ghost and lay some of my own ghosts to rest I am barely held together … Continue reading

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Doctor And The Medics

Another day, another national health service waiting room. I’m very early, on purpose, for my appointment with my GP. I say ‘my’ GP but since last year when the doctor I’d been registered with moved to a different surgery I … Continue reading

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Away Days

Last Saturday’s gig was a rare moment of raising myself above the turgid surface of my drowning depression. Tomorrow I’m challenging myself to do rise again as I hope to spend a couple of days away on a mini-holiday.  In … Continue reading

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Lazarus Taxon

Sunday afternoon. Lazy like a sloth on traffic duty sort of sun pokes out between colder, cloudy interludes. I have risen from my bed, Lazarus on acid, surprised and seduced by rays on my skin and the smell of wild … Continue reading

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