Absent – a poem

"Absent"a poem by Jeremy C Kester My thoughts follow the sound of the air,As I lay silently awake inside.The bitter smell of my sweat surrounds me,Reminds of what I silently dread. These thoughts are but a treat to me.Like the sweet taste of vanilla,Only absent are they of the substance within.I can only hope I … Continue reading Absent – a poem

Trauma for Sale

Having studied psychology in college and continuing those studies in loose form, then having lived the life I have coupled with the continued anxieties I deal with, this topic strikes me in a way that few others do. One could call it being triggered were one to wish to use common terms of the day. … Continue reading Trauma for Sale

Hold That Thought

One of the blogs I subscribe to, or rather, the newsletter or emails or whatever of said blog, is Nir Eyal. His blog Nir & Far has been a frequent visit site since discovering it. In the emails, Nir sends links to interesting articles, often dealing with psychology and social media. On the heals of … Continue reading Hold That Thought

Another Fest Down

Number four has come and gone. Yesterday I attended the White Oak Author Fest at the Crest Hill Branch of the White Oak Public Library in Illinois. It’s the second year I’ve been to that particular event (only the third they’ve held) and I will say, they do a fantastic job. My own attendance there … Continue reading Another Fest Down

When I Must Interact

People are gathering in the hall. Books surround them. I sit at my table, anxiously awaiting someone to approach me, someone to show even a moniker of interest in what I’ve wrote, the covers I designed, or even me. Do I look like an interesting enough person to talk to? Or am I just another … Continue reading When I Must Interact