First Breath After ComaIt was on a fleeting momentAseptic white wallsReappeared all around meSole companion to my earsAbsolute silencePale light shining through the windowMuch like sleeping beauty, I laySurroundedBy cold mechanical entitiesA sting in my left armSmelling the scent of nowhereSavouring pure absenceOf everything I had ever seenAnd then it came back, like a dreamA merry-go-roundPeople, faces, smilesSpring and summer daysSeemed so close, yet distantToo long had I been suspendedIn my sleep without nightmaresTo believe it was really coming to an end -Inhale, exhale, I won't forgetThe feeling of oxygen filling my lungsTrembleI wish I could be back on my feet right nowTorpor slowly fading awayReplaced by hunger and thirstAs I battle against my apathyI'm tired, so tiredBut the first step's been takenAnd I've never been more sureOf being awakeAll of my ribs ache, pain rages my bodyFrom top to toeAnd I'm glad of thisAwakeningFirst breath after coma.
CaffaI cry from keyholes worn into my glandsand ulcerated joints. My friendsload me into a sling to give meto the enemy. A snap, shuddering, rounded full stop.Riding over the walls, I am a limp horsemanstraddling my own waist.
Analyzing McLeach and MedusaWhether they have both been forgotten, or that only one remains as the face for Disneys The Rescuers series villainy, it seems to me, that had Percival C. McLeach (from the sequel) and Madame Medusa (from the original) received some much needed help, be it from a pair of cute mice or an esteemed psychologist, neither the orphaned Penny or the eagle-loving Cody would have required rescuing in the first place. These two villains, censored as they are, probably hold the prize for two of the most frighteningly realistic antagonists in a childrens film. It doesnt take a trained eye to recognize the blood-red flags held aloft by both pawn-shop owner and poacher, indicating the observant as to what lies deep within their convoluted souls. I am not a psychologist, therapist, social worker, or counselor. However, due to my obsession with analysis and the recent rediscovery of these two characters, I have decided to spend my time (time that most would scold me