September 16th, 2020


Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your life a little happier?

Poem: "To Give Suffering a Location"

This poem is spillover from the August 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Soupshue. It also fills the "lasting scars from old traumas" square in my 8-1-20 card for the Five Moment of Intimacy Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. This is hardcore hurt/comfort. It includes a wipeout on a skateboard, road rash, fear, inadvertent intimidation, arguing over safety equipment, messy medical details, scars, self-injury via rough sports, past abuse, self-injury via cutting, stigma toward mental issues, stress, reference to wrecks that Hefty has seen, disdain for therapy, disconnection, feeling alone, overwhelm, bad home life, crying, past child molestation, city Indians, ambivalence, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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