The worst battle is when you wage it against your own self and your past. Here, 'medusa' is the haunting past.
Medusa slithers around Hissing the scaly past Turning present to stones And smashing them to scintillas Such 'eyeopeners', Their pity crash the ears. They giggle at the blindness And mock the escape plan.
Over the past few days, I've been dealing with nausea and vertigo. The vertigo causes a swaying feeling within me, as if I'm on a boat, despite the fact that I haven't set foot on a boat in years. The cause is a combination of medication issues and the recent turbulence here on the forum. I sometimes (unintentionally) take on the emotions surrounding a situation, which then manifest themselves as physical symptoms. As things have settled down here, the symptoms have slowly started dissipating too. Since there was very little I could do about it, I did what any writer would do, when they can't do much else. In other words, I wrote about it. Thank you for reading. ♥️
*I look forward to getting back to reading/reposting soon. Hopefully within the next few days.
VERTIGO by Carolyn Glackin Boy, you got me reeling Like I'm spinning in space Swaying back and forth E'er since I first saw your face Caught up in this motion I don't know what to do Going nowhere, yet I'm moving Ever closer to you Don't know how it happened Guess you caught me off guard Feelin' like a lunatic Life is hittin' me hard Babe you got me rockin' Like the waves in the ocean But it's time to cool it down I need to quell this commotion You shook the ground before me When you stepped on this Earth You showed me your true power So I'd know what you're worth No need to get it twisted Don't pull the rug from beneath me You gotta know by now I prize the love you bequeath me Never mind the past Let's move together in time Come find me in the beat Of every word that I rhyme You can be my rock 'Cause you're so steady and strong And I can keep us grounded We won't waver for long You got me straight up syncopatin' In this unchecked syncope Gettin' vertical with vertigo Between you and me Come on, let's shake it loose We'll be together, yet free. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/9/2021
Although song/book/movie/etc. titles can't be copyrighted, I'd still like to mention that I make no claim on the title "Vertigo," as it's been used multiple times by multiple people.
ACCOUTREMENT by Carolyn Glackin Let your love be my one and only adornment And that will be enough Let me be draped exclusively In the ornate finery that is you Let your kisses cover me from head to toe Like a sparkling gossamer gown Shining and resplendent And as soft as eiderdown Let the fiery heat of your passion Enrobe me with its sultry glow As that would be the finest garment This skin could ever know Decked out to the nines Oh how your ardour makes me shine Silky satin, so sublime It all withstands the test of time Never cold and never bare Despite the crispness of the air Your loving arms are always there They give me comfort, like a prayer Thus if I could choose one accoutrement I wouldn't mind the hue Style and fabric wouldn't matter So long as it was you So dress me in your love, my darling And I'll dress you in mine We'll revel in love's wardrobe Our sacred union, so divine. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/6/2021
*Artwork credited to one of my favorite artists: Ines Honfi.
P.S. Thank you for your continued patience while I remain on a brief break from reading and reposting.