Celebrations, Honeymoons and Rest Days

Saturday we went to my cousin’s wedding and it was lovely. The bride was glowing, despite having had barely any sleep all that week, the groom was happy, and their parents were proud and moved by the occasion. It was a big wedding, the bride’s side of the family being a pretty extensive tribe, so…

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Panic Attack 

A sudden switch  From relative calm to the high breath,  frenetic energy of being frozen inside yourself –  Swooping in, uninvited and unwanted,  Attempting to rob me of my peace,  My rest.  A predatory bird, who  having spotted its prey,   Is determined to feast.  I fight.  Sometimes I win.  Sometimes I can fend it…

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