May 10th, 2016


Poem: "Lunacy"

The audience poll selected this as the free epic for the May 3, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. This poem is spillover from the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] sweet_sparrow, and LJ user My_partner_doug. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

Warning: This poem contains topics that some readers may find uncomfortable. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There is graphic description of depression and other mental illnesses, someone claiming that happiness is a choice (which someone else immediately challenges), good decision-making process that leads to poor decisions, severe mood swings, emotional overwhelm, and other struggles. Please consider your taste and headspace before reading onward.

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Monday Yardening

First round: Planted and mulched two sweetbush seedlings in the forest garden.  I am slowly trying to replace the mess of brittle trees and honeysuckle with something better.

Second round: Planted and mulched three sassafras and one bald cypress.

I also added a couple handfuls of worms to the barrel garden, and have started putting individual worms into flowerpots.

Third round: Planted three prairie plants (purple joe-pye weed, rattlesnake master, and one other) plus one red willow bush. This concludes the batch of tree and shrub seedlings I was working through.  All that remains of the native plants are the six pots of prairie grasses.

Raspberries and blackberries are blooming.  Wild strawberries have been blooming for a while.  :D