Entries by Kathy Poulton

SILENCE

Silence Fills the thick air between us There’s something no one wants to say But it’s on the tips of everyone’s tongues That desire to escape, plagues us one by one   My grandmother felt it, lying in wait for years In excruciating pain Hating God for his lack of empathy She wanted a way […]

Ode to Carers

So, what do we do now? That moment. That look. Emotions swirl through my body, washing over me. Instant transforming. Nanosecond interchanges. Panic. Confusion. Fear. Frustration. Anger. Rage. Failure. Shame. Guilt. Insecurity. Anxiety. Fatigue. Endless, persistent, sleepless fatigue. Breathless terror. All in one heartbeat. In hearts beating too fast. Hands clammy. Eyes Dilated. Faces ashen. […]