February 10th, 2015


Bitch in Business

Here's a song for all the rest of you gals who, when the guys start playing a game of verbal football thinking they can push you around, break out your hockey stick and throat-check them into their own goal.

I can't count how many time's someone's reaction to calling me a bitch has very quickly turned into Oh shit it's a WOLF we're all gonna DIIIEEE!  Funny how even mundanes can see what's staring them in the face sometimes.

Poem: "Shaken"

This poem is from the January 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] aldersprig. It has been selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $200 goal. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, following Aidan some weeks after his adoption of Saraphina.

WARNING: This poem contains emotionally fraught background. The warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. The poem includes references to child death, emotional upset as a result of same, ongoing social work surrounding foster care with intent to adopt, some awkward community dynamics, and other challenging stuff. Current environment is supportive, and indeed, the whole thing is comfort after crisis; but the crisis references are pretty unpleasant. If you're sensitive to these issues or in a ruffled state of mind, please consider carefully whether you want to read this.

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