NaPoWriMo – day one

lying still
my head
sinks deeper
into the pillow

and it arrives

the buzzing
in my body
every extremity
vibrating

to my core

then floating
gradually
an arm
a leg

a sudden pulling

sucked into a vortex
I am flying
escaping the earthbound anchor
that is my body

Astral Travel – Ink on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

When Words Are Too Late

the words left unsaid
are the loudest
a mute plea
falling on deaf ears
a silent scream
echoing from empty walls
a voiceless cry

i love you

Dawn whitehand drawing

Dawn Whitehand Pen on Handmade Paper Doodle Drawing

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Inspiration (?)

swirling thoughts catastrophic
an endless hurricane
confusion neverending
bombardment hammering
unrelenting spewing forth
pouring mindless raving
confused scribble
filling a blank page
scrawled mindless detritus

Ink on Handmade Paper

Ink on Handmade Paper

© Dawn WHitehand 2014

Day One Hundred & Fourteen: 14th November 2012

Silence fills my ears,
Emptiness crowds my vision.
Fingertips caress the void,
Nothingness flows across my tongue,
Tantalising my taste buds.

And then you were gone.

Life: Ink on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day One Hundred & Eleven: 11th November 2012

White waves crashing,
Smooth sand soaking,
Seagull footprints hopping,
A crab shell
…empty.

Crab Shell: Ink on Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012