No Second Chances #amwriting


©Sascha Darlington



No Second Chances

I thought we could recreate love but you said “Second chances are for losers and I’ll never be one.” And when the door slammed, I found I didn’t mind so much after all.



Sascha Darlington


Switch #amwriting


©Sascha Darlington



The way a switch flips September 1st

allowing chill air to permeate shorter days

a  switch flipped announcing mortality

promising fewer days in a life unwell lived.

Overcome ,  she sang to the moon,

reflecting the sun, for just a little more.


end 9/9/2017

Sascha Darlington

When #amwriting

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Stream of Consciousness Saturday. So here it is.

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This piece is totally stream of consciousness, for better or worse. No editing, except the removal of a period. 🙂

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Halo of Hot Sunshine #amwriting


You complain of summer

how the days are so hot

you cling to the shade

where mosquitoes en masse

discover the mouthwatering

morsels of your blood

I smile but can’t murmur

agreement acknowledging

winter’s gray days

bone-penetrating cold winds

crying through the night

like banshees

numbing my nose, toes

no birds singing

just the wind and

the scrape of metal shovels

jousting with snow

no, I’d rather remain half-clad

in shorts and tee,

sipping iced beverages

sweat glistened

in a halo of hot sunshine.


end 8/9/2017

Sascha Darlington


written for dVerse, Seeking Some Shade Today