Born of desperation

and months of desolation that stretched so long that I became them

Don’t think

Turn off the future

One assignment at a time or it will be so much that I’ll succumb

I am not the same person I was then.

Out of necessity I grew a shell.

I became an eons-old tortoise with incrementally insignificant movements so small that they don’t matter

until they do.

Until I have become the thing I wanted

Turned tough

and bitter

and irreparably destroyed-


like a phoenix-


Photo by Dazzle Jam on

Published by ladymaenad

I'm an ex-Mormon writer, mother of three, and lover of science, literature, and art, chronicling the paths my life has taken and the interests I have developed.

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