WWW #32 – Running Away – Text #1


by B.

Trapped, hands tied, mouth taped,
Slowly I grasp consciousness
I open my eyes,

Discover a den –
Earthen ground, soiled sheets undone
On a dirty bed.

The smell makes me sick.
I want to puke. Settle. Think.
Remember what passed.

A bar, Indie songs,
Playing my favorite “Swing”
Dawn Golden – my sis’

She requested it
To cheer me up – she knows me.
My heart is in pain.

I feel crushed, broken.
Tony – my boyfriend – My heart
Caught and Torn open.

A tear rolling down…
Spotted – a strange man watching,
Casting repeated

Glances. I shiver –
Disgust’s painted all over
My face – I can’t talk. Continue reading

WWW#30 – Scarf – Text #1

Le Foulard

Texte original, écrit par B. 


Elle regardait à l’horizon.

Le dos légèrement courbé,

Les coudes appuyés sur la balustrade.


Elle avait l’air pensive,

A la fois résolue et épuisée,

Plongée dans l’abysse de l’univers qui l’entourait


L’aspirait et l’entrainait avec elle

Sans qu’elle soit en mesure de naviguer,

De contrôler la direction que sa vie prenait.


Elle ferma les yeux un instant,

Et prit une grande inspiration.

Elle les rouvrit, grand.


Elle fit un tour sur elle-même,

Puis deux, puis trois,

Elle virevoltait à présent. Continue reading

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– Workshop #31. December 21st – March 21st – “Heart Warming Tale” – “Récit qui réchauffe le coeur” (Quarterly Special – Winter Season)

– Workshop #32. January 1st – January 15 – “Running Away” – “S’enfuir”

Workshop #33. January 15 – January 31 – “Deleted / Erased” – “Supprimé / Effacé”

– Workshop #34. February 1st – February 15 – “A Mosaic” – “Une Mosaïque”

– Workshop #35. February 1st – February 28 – “Slipped” – “Glissé / Echappé”

– Workshop #36. March 1st – March 15 – “Broken / Shattered” – “Cassé / Brisé”

– Workshop #37. March 15 – March 31 – “Out of Breath” – “A bout de souffle / Essoufflé”


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