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The "I" in TEAM by Darren Stein Ask yourself, what would Judas do? by Darren Stein Smart Phones by Darren Stein My husband drives a mid-life crisis (white) by Darren Stein My husband drives a mid-life crisis (black) by Darren Stein I drive a hatchback, my husband drives a mid-life crisis by Darren Stein John Boehner The man who broke America by Darren Stein Organ Donor by Darren Stein Planetary Self-Esteem by Darren Stein Spoiler Alert by Darren Stein Australian Labour Party by Darren Stein Australian Liberal Party by Darren Stein Religious Tolerance by Darren Stein A clean bill of mental health by Darren Stein You won't hear me complain by Darren Stein Cod Bless You by Darren Stein The One True Cod by Darren Stein Skeptical by Darren Stein

On Suicide

While I was in the psychiatric hospital, / I saw a woman try to kill herself with a Gideon’s Bible:
Please hide me by Darren Stein Golf: The game you WATCH in hell. by Darren Stein

Pension Funds of Desperation

…lotto tickets and scratch cards become the pension funds of desperation,
This is not a drill by Darren Stein Casualties Espresso by Darren Stein Tacking Point Lighthouse (3) by Darren Stein Tacking Point Lighthouse (2) by Darren Stein Tacking Point Lighthouse (1) by Darren Stein Gun Control by Darren Stein Normal is a cycle on a washing machine by Darren Stein

The Twins (Palestine and Israel)

Our malice made manifest in the pre-traumatic expectations / of the others’ injustice, and post-traumatic vengeance for / our self-fulfilli…
I don't care about the Petraeus Affair by Darren Stein Australia:  The 51st State by Darren Stein Digital Revolution by Darren Stein Tell me who you hate... by Darren Stein

Cattle-Car Conviction

My Judaism has become a Cattle-Car conviction; / My faith trapped behind German gates and barbed-wire fences,

Casualties of Context

we are confused, unsure of what to make / of ourselves in a world where identity is fluid, / and the context of the past does not seem to…

Intelligence Service

I am grateful to have you snooping / through my mail
This is the new Normal by Darren Stein Life Is Simple  by Darren Stein S.W.A.T 2 by Darren Stein S.W.A.T by Darren Stein Yaks Murderer by Darren Stein

The Oddity of Psychiatric Language

Upon being diagnosed with Bipolar Two, I was struck / …by the oddity of the psychiatric language,

The Contamination of Dreams

I have infected you with my nightmares.

Out Of Concern For My Own Well-Being

Sometime I’m not sure if my illness displays itself / on the inside of my head or on the outside;
Childish Adult On Board by Darren Stein

Ballad of an Abused Woman

She clutched herself in the midday sun / while waiting for the train, / A slanted, shoulder, self-embrace / whose body spoke of pain.

The Suspicious Nature of Honesty

A number of people are suspicious of those of us who are honest;
Sh1t Happened by Darren Stein Normal by Darren Stein

Mental Illness – A Fable

I thought I had time to fix things – I was wrong. / Like Aesop’s Grasshopper, my winter was here, / my summer was gone.

The Germ

Depression is a type of germ that infects the brain; / A hidden virus – unseen – unlike a broken limb or a / surgery scar that proves…
Depression 2012 in Blue Chalk by Darren Stein Depression 2012 by Darren Stein The Aubliette of the Mind by Darren Stein Separation in Print by Darren Stein Separation in Bas Relief by Darren Stein Separation by Darren Stein Labelled by Darren Stein It's all fun and games until... by Darren Stein Aussie Pride Mark II by Darren Stein Australian Pride by Darren Stein

Touched

We used to cuddle; / We used to spoon – / at least one part of our body touching / as we fell asleep

The Master

In another time, in another life, Franz would / have been a school teacher – / A tall, dignified, black man with a rare / missionary educa…
Cape of Storms by Darren Stein Tiger Cub by Darren Stein White Rhino with Mother and Wildebeest by Darren Stein Gemsbok and White Rhino Negotiating Terms by Darren Stein The White Rhinoceros (2) by Darren Stein The White Rhinoceros by Darren Stein Ostriches by Darren Stein Deadly Sargassumfish by Darren Stein Patience and Revenge by Darren Stein Click if you Like my post by Darren Stein

Angel Power

My car, I believe, travels by Angel power.
The Peeping-Tom Song by Darren Stein Archaeology of Boredom by Darren Stein Egyptian Ibis by Darren Stein Swan Family by Darren Stein Swan Song by Darren Stein
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