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day 5 of NaPoWriMo – a poem inspired by Cotard’s Syndrome. how would it feel to be convinced that whole parts of oneself simply do not exist, or have already died?

ZYZYXIA / six sunflowers

day 2 of NaPoWriMo – a poem named for (but not so much devoted to) an obscure and interesting English word.

mirror self meets my eyes

without following the prompt and posted a few days late, here’s day one’s poem for National Poetry Writing Month.


dedicated to my loving grandfather, C. H. Hilley.


sometimes you gotta fall so hard it rattles the bullsh*t right out of your brain


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About Maddy

I am a crafty poetess and passionate speech-language pathologist, with a vision of healing and integration of the mind, body, and soul. My name is Maddy. I have had a deep longing for creative expression for as long as I can remember. I write to express my soul’s passion for mankind and appreciation for each individual’s unique gifts. I write to share my journey from fragmented and ego-driven, to aware and awake (and still growing)! I write to share insight from clinical experiences, to garner empathy and understanding for individuals impacted by communication disorders, as well as highlight the strengths each person has and the lessons they can teach us. I write because I long to explore, discover, grow, and share.

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