Let Old Bones Lie

I never could tell if it was my body or my mind he ached to strip. He had a weakness for pretty disasters and ugly tragedies. The cut of his tongue sliced through both. Colors exploded into me, violent shades of him, striking my soul. Hush your quaking heart, we have many things to see. … Continue reading Let Old Bones Lie

Drowning In Ink

I hate that I can see you drowning in ink far too muted to ever be called blue Am I meant to rescue you? Without will or way I have found you, angry and left wanting, dressed down on cotton pages, milling in mediocrity and pulling pleasantries from the clichés that speak your name and … Continue reading Drowning In Ink

Another Season

The shadows are making their way to my door again, and my stoop has been painted in grey, but I know that soon the grey will give way to the blackness and I will spend another season crushing bricks and sprinkling salt in every corner of my fragile mind. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Freakshow

I had always wanted to be the center of attention until I was shackled into the main attraction of her sideshow. A three-ring circus and her freak show, fisting gaping chests and shredding hearts. I stepped right up and felt the twisting of my head, I heard the cracking of my skull, and I was … Continue reading Freakshow

Sweet, Sweet Death

You load your words as I bare my chest, and this will be the most beautiful death. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Pandora – Charlene Trolinder

Pandora   They stared at her with inquisitive eyes. She seemed so simple and submissive, but she had this complicatedness about her. Her mind's thoughts and ideas would terrify while inspiring. A methodical empty need to hide her needs, wants, and desires made her the master of her own madness. She navigated a purposeful overshadowing … Continue reading Pandora – Charlene Trolinder

Twenty-six Pages

  Remember when I said I was going to get the pharmacist to print out every single medication I have been prescribed since 2012? Well here it is and it is a whopping 26 pages long. There is shit on here that I had to Google, absolutely no fucking clue what it was, and no recollection … Continue reading Twenty-six Pages

MindTrip Crossfire Edition #6 Panic Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where you stand. Leave your experiences in the comment section. Do you have a story about a troll to share? MindTrip CROSSFIRE: … Continue reading MindTrip Crossfire Edition #6 Panic Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder

Labels – Your choice to wear it.

People, you gotta love 'em. I posted this on TLC after someone asked about avoidance as a personality trait. It's from this somewhat helpful website Out of The Fog. Anyway, a few people shared it and posted about "labels" and it got me a little fired up. Mental Illness isn't just mental illness, in case … Continue reading Labels – Your choice to wear it.

You Can’t Save People, You Can Only Love Them. RIP Kevin

***TRIGGER POST. TALK OF SUICIDE*** At the end of June I decided to unpublish The Lithium Chronicles on Facebook until the fall because I was spreading myself a little bit too thin and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Last week I published again because for the past 2 1/2 years that … Continue reading You Can’t Save People, You Can Only Love Them. RIP Kevin