15 #WorkingBackwardsFromMagic


The average life expectancy is 72 years


That's what I've got

15 to play with

15 to plan

We all share the same end

Where do I want to be
What do I want to be doing
Who do I want to be
when that final unavoidable goal is met

These are the last choices I will make

Then I must find my way back from them
to where I am now
and chart that course
in 15

March 6, 2023
Tressa Lee Breen
Day 13 of 100
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Bile 'n' Bone


She didn't hate herself
at least not anymore

She didn't have the energy

Her revulsion ran low
ran deep
at this point it was self-supporting
as easy
as the thought given to breathing
and as familiar a part of her
as the glasses she's had since the age of four

One clears the view

The other distorts the vision

All the memes and quotes post by
philosophy and psychology had their lectures
religion got nailed right in
and ripped right out

Dig deep within yourself they say
you'll find your true self beneath the pain

What if it's all
fat no muscle
blood all but gone
bile mixing with the last of it

Hitting bone
and finding all that's left of marrow
is dust

Part of what blows through the heart
to keep it beating

It likes to feel it's still alive

How do you rekindle passions with that

a bonfire of bile 'n' bone

March 5, 2023
Tressa Lee Breen
Day 12 of 100
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Well, !@#$ Me


Jars of words
decks of ideas
an internet full of inspirational imagery

And can I find
one thing
one moment
one vision
that makes the dead trees waiting for my touch
yearn like the arching back of passion

no I can not

I couldn't get desire to flow through the ink
if I slit my wrists with my pen
in sacrifice to the silence within me
to shut the hell up
so I can hear my voice

March 4, 2023
Tressa Lee Breen
Day 4 of 100
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