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Dawn Leslie Lenz (albaleslie)

Joined 12 years ago from St. Louis, MO

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    Committed to the Psych Ward: A Bipolar Woman’s Experience

    5 years ago

    A bipolar woman’s experience going through a depressive episode due to medication, suicidal ideation and hospitalization to get help.

  • 10 Things to Do When Visiting Edinburgh

    10 Things to Do When Visiting Edinburgh

    5 years ago

    Gear up for an exciting adventure because Edinburgh has everything to offer from the style and mystique of royalty to haunting history of centuries past.

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    The Jeweled Seed

    5 years ago

    Selah discovers her grandmother's old wedding dress in her attic and struggles with memories past and what to do in the present.

  • Hippopotamus - a poem

    Hippopotamus - a poem

    9 years ago

    Something under the skin expands when I am not watching. An evil spirit balloons, bloats. I am, I become puffy Like a still fish, but I am a woman, housing an evilness that makes skin sick. I feel it stretch the awful excess, across...

  • Dealing with Severe Depression

    Dealing with Severe Depression

    12 years ago

    Funny, isn't it, how life throws all the same stuff your way? Over and over, until you're bruised and beaten like a fish Flailing and bleeding on a hook, Yearning for the return of water and balance. But that's not the way it's going to work...

  • Insomnia Reigns

    Insomnia Reigns

    12 years ago

    I am awake as the night ticks, tocks, try to read myself to sleep to no avail. Covers are heavy and I toss, disturbing my sleeping spouse. My body temperature rises to a fever rank along with anger. The blanket is thrown off with a...

  • Checked Baggage

    Checked Baggage

    12 years ago

    The train makes me want to throw up. I hunch down in my seat close my eyes swinging back and forth in rhythm with the tracks. I think of late night movies with you. Snuggled up on the couch under a blanket with popcorn ...

  • Lily's Pain

    Lily's Pain

    12 years ago

    She wasn’t a musician. She just loved music. Opera chilled her and ripped through her body like fireworks when she saw and heard it live. She wanted Sam to take her to the opera tonight. She could get the tickets easily from her friend. But it was...

  • Sharing Raggedy Ann with My Twin

    Sharing Raggedy Ann with My Twin

    12 years ago

    Her grave was very well kept. I didn't remember it being as freshly trimmed the last time. The gravestone was flush with the ground, flat, small and rectangular. Very plain and unfancy. Mom and Daddy never visited much. Mom cried all of the three...

  • The Puppy Adoption

    The Puppy Adoption

    12 years ago

    When I first noticed the woman in red, I thought she must have been wearing a costume. She leaned over into the small cage of puppies selecting the tiny runt with the lopsided ears huddled in the rear. The woman’s clothing looked more...

  • Chihuly in Nature

    Chihuly in Nature

    12 years ago

    She wanted to reach up and touch the bright yellow glass tendrils splayed toward the sky like suns rays. Cheerful color dotted the garden, brightening the gloomy day. Chihuly’s glass sculpture installations scattered throughout the Missouri...

  • Bubble Therapy

    Bubble Therapy

    12 years ago

    Dip the magic wand Submerge in the oily sauce Now hold it close‑‑ Tickle with its presence. Pucker. Whistle between your lips. Blow. Ooze the air into the sphere of your flourescent pink magic wand. Slow. Watch it...

  • Witchcraft and Broom Magic

    Witchcraft and Broom Magic

    12 years ago

    The common, everyday household broom is a good luck as well as a fertility symbol and has been playing a magical role in the lives of people since ancient times. One of the earliest known rituals can be traced back to the broomstick. While men...

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    Ornithomancy: Divination From the Flight and Cries of Birds

    16 months ago

    Birds are majestic creatures and have long fascinated humankind as messengers of the spirit world. With the ability to walk on land and fly through the air at will, to live among the trees and bask in the glory of the earth’s bodies of water,...


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