Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

Re-Membering

Image Credit: Teodor Lazarev/Shutterstock.com They call it re-membering. The process makers have a kind of dry sense of humour. It’s actually the head that comes first, to bring back the seat of the soul, and the sensory apparatus, but that’s … Continue reading

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Crows Fly at Night

Crows fly at night Dawn wakens bright Red with blood and death As we lay the wreath Perfect in our sight Crows sing at dawn New world is born Red with death and blood Ushers in a god Heaven plundered, … Continue reading

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In Dolls

ImageCredit:Shchus/Shutterstock.com They hide in dolls she told us, but we didn’t listen. Just a little girl with her fantasies and games we thought. And while her fear of the toys we gave her did seem extreme, we simply put it … Continue reading

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Ghost in Chains

ImageCredit: kawephoto/Shutterstock.com Here I remain Here I reside Your ghost in chains Latched to your side Your victim still My rosy breath A bloodless kill Your perfect death As once in life I suffered pain Your dutiful wife In death … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Dentist

Open wide. The implants have taken nicely and I’m sure you’ll have found the multitude of incisors more efficient than the older model. Why yes, we worked this version for many months in the laboratory. There’s some talk around we’ll … Continue reading

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Despair

We didn’t count on the despair. Utopia, they said. Freedom they cried. Equality they demanded. They trusted the revolutionaries, the ones that said we became moral, virtuous, just by simple agreement. A blog post here, a tweet there,and that’s all … Continue reading

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Come to Me, Speak

  Come to me, speak I beg of you now I’m misshapen and weak but I loved once as though Even someone like me Could some beauty bestow Draw you out of the dark On this board may your voice … Continue reading

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What Will You Write?

What will you write In the book of the night? What will you say As the dark takes the day? What will you see In the branch of the tree Or the swirl of the brook Or the spine of … Continue reading

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Another One?

  Davis: Another one? Wilson: ‘Fraid so, sir. Davis: Third in a week… Wilson: Yep, it’s turning out to be a bumper crop this year sir. Business is booming. Davis: That’s one way of looking at it. Wilson: Beats actually … Continue reading

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Mask

Image Credit: Frankie’s/Shutterstock.com I believe my aunt knew she was dying long before the cancer finally took her that cold September evening last week. I do not believe it from prejudice or even knowing her well – no indeed, I … Continue reading

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