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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

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January 2022

Waking from a Dream

I have wanted to write, truly, but my groove is buried somewhere between Los Angeles and Ireland and that is a lot of fucking space to cover. I have four projects in stasis, sitting in folders that mock me every... Continue Reading →

Sisters by Susan Richardson

I am super excited to have one of my poems in the extraordinary MasticadoresIndia! Huge thanks to editor Terveen Gill, who is a talented and generous editor, writer and artist.

MasticadoresIndia // Editora: Terveen Gill

A close up of a woman's bloody lips which are shown to be sown shut
Image Source: Snappa

I am a slick pen

slicing furtively into bone

She is a kind heart

bleeding with purpose

onto a muslin sleeve

I am a ghost on the parchment

She is a splash of color

saturating the page

I command pity

She earns respect

I am words

lacerating sensibilities

She is music

sitting sweetly in the mouth

I am a split lip

She is an unscathed tongue

I am deceit

She is a white lie

-SUSAN RICHARDSON

You can read more of her work at FloweringInk Poetry and Blogger Susan Richardsonand find her on Twitter @floweringink.

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