The Truth About Living On Borrowed Time – Peter Olsen

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide and/or self-injury, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255). I’m not good right now I’m not well at all But here I am! Right over here I’m still alive Beating the odds As I’m holding on by a thread. … Continue reading The Truth About Living On Borrowed Time – Peter Olsen

My Manic Mind – WBD 2017

I wrote My Manic Mind a couple of years ago to explain what mania feels like for me. I tried to write it in a way that everyone, bipolar or not, could understand and possibly relate to. My Manic Mind has been featured on Feminine Collective and was published in their gorgeous book, Raw & … Continue reading My Manic Mind – WBD 2017

I Live Days

I live days in defeat, beaten down by my own mind and the lies it whispers to me. But I have learned to put my feet up and rest easy on those days. For without that respite, I could never dance wildly when I live days in the sunshine of my victories. © Nicole Lyons … Continue reading I Live Days

That I know Not To Be Mine

What is this skin that I am in? I no longer feel it as my own, for it is not the same as it once was, never what it twice was. The souls that became inside of this skin left long ago, and mine is lonely and alone in this foreign place that I know … Continue reading That I know Not To Be Mine

I Have Surrendered on This Night

Tonight I will unpack my worries, tuck them gingerly beneath my pillow and lay my head upon them so that they may feel safe. When I close my eyes against the violence of racing thoughts behind them, perhaps it shall see the red streaking the white of them and know I have surrendered on this … Continue reading I Have Surrendered on This Night

Dropping Hell and Heavenly Shoes

Don’t tell me that there is no such thing as hell when your shoes are filled with heaven, you have seen me struggle with the weight of it. Come and sit a spell and let me drop hell for you to look into and we will see how quickly heaven moves you then. ©Nicole Lyons … Continue reading Dropping Hell and Heavenly Shoes

a Devil and a Deity

There is a beast in me who quakes to be worshipped. Its deep rumbling cracks the temple of me and I wait to crumble beneath it. © Nicole Lyons 2017