Digging my way out of the quicksand that is my mind, I lie vulnerable, spent and exhausted. Taking deep gulps of acrid air, I realize I’m now in a fire pit of regret.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Elastamom says:

    Holy cow. What a picture! Perfect match.


  2. Dear GOD that picture! Where do you FIND these things? (That’s rhetorical. I know the answer. The real question I’m asking is what is it about your eye that allows you to draw these images out of places?)


  3. trifectawriting says:

    Fantastic! Great photo.


  4. Suzanne says:

    Tara, this is wonderful! I love, love, love the word acrid – and you used it beautifully.


  5. deanabo says:

    I love the comparison of guilt and quicksand. Perfect.


  6. snhnair says:

    This touched a nerve… Very true and very well written.


  7. I love how well the imagery flows with your prose. Spectacular work.


  8. Lumdog says:

    This is stark and a bit sad. Well done.


  9. Sometimes the quicksand can be less suffocating than others. Here’s hoping things loosen up for you a bit in 2013. Great response, great picture.


  10. Paula J says:

    the quicksand that is my mind. What great imagery.


  11. atrm61 says:

    Awesome!And like others,I too loved the visual:-)


  12. Gina says:

    I know this vicious circle well. Stunning photo!


  13. Draug419 says:

    It’s a constant struggle indeed! Hopefully you can find a nice solid shore in quick time (:


  14. Vidya Sury says:

    Tara – what an absolutely stunning photo. That nature had it is something – but the fact that you photographed it is magical! Hugs!


  15. Sandra says:

    Wow! Your words alone evoke vivid imagery, and your photo makes the piece even more compelling.


  16. jannatwrites says:

    This is fabulous! I can relate to the words…and that photo is great :)


  17. saintseester says:

    That’s one of the best photographs I’ve seen all year. Great work.


  18. k~ says:

    Nice piece of driftwood to find in the sand Tara… it worked well with this story.


  19. Lance says:

    then the regret turns into second guessing…neverending negative loop


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