My beloved husband, Kent, died in January 2012, 3 years after diagnosis of a brain tumour. Our son was 2 1/2 and our daughter 3 months old. He and I were far too young. I am now hurtling through the black space of life without him.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Prescription ladders

-I wrote this late last year, soon after I wrote "Grief and the Black Dog,"
and soon after that I got myself a ladder-

I seem to be lost
Somewhere inside of me
Grasping and clawing
Under a heavy black blanket
Send down a ladder
So I can find me again.


  1. I am glad you got a ladder. xxx

  2. Hey, I haven't been here for a while but I read this the other day and thought it relevant.. it helped me at least.

    Buddist saying:
    "Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why its called the present. What a catapillar sees as the end to a butterfly its just the beginning. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well."
    Btw if you are looking for new music you might like London Grammar? All the best and take care of yourself!

    1. Wow! They are amazing. Thank you so much. I have been doing a bit of listening since you wrote and they are definitely here to stay.
      Thank you for the quote. I am not sure I have found peace in it, but I will continue to ponder it.
      Thanks for stopping in and taking the time.

  3. Hi friends, I'm closing the comments here as I keep getting spammed on this one particular post! Feel free to slip a comment about this one in to another post. A