Mr. Sandman?

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

The original prompt can be found by following The Daily Post.

Sleep Is Not The Same These Days

Sleep is not the same these days,
because the cushion of our bed
and pillow of bodies no longer
meet in pair when the lights are out.

My view now framed with new perspective
is a slave to the passing daylight
and I find no reprieve in the coming night
when loneliness is nothing but shadows

I lay my head in the shallow crevices
of the mascara-stained leaches of my dreams.
There is no hopeful distraction; no wonder.
There is only empty darkness without you.

© Cassandra Buchholz
March 2014

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Cassandra Buchholz

Happy Saturday!

I’m writing to you from the breezy, 65 degree, mildly sunny day on my back porch. I am sure that I should be doing something “dire” like laundry or maybe disinfecting my bathroom, but to be honest, I don’t care. I really don’t.

Not momentarily. This breezy, 65 degree, mildly sunny day was earned, and I do believe I deserve a slice of it. Laundry can come later, and maybe MAYBE I can pass the bathroom off to someone else.

I say all of this to say that I am tired, and anyone who works 50 hours a week and spends another 10 hours in two different classes, plus another 2-3 hours on homework a week will understand or, I hope, empathize with me when I say that I really am tired and I’d rather go to bed, or escape from my laundry/bathroom.

It’s also summer — and…

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Ha ha ha (Friday Joke)

What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino?

Give up?

Yeah me, too. El-if-I-no.

Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

I really like all colors — they all have a certain dynamic in their own rite. I have, however, always favored purple since I was a little girl.


Like all colors, I love all their shades. Purple is no exception. I hope today’s instagram post shows that. Also, the train that takes me to my home sweet home is via the purple line…so, it kind of just came together for me today. Enjoy and please play along. Tomorrow’s prompt is: “busy”.

Every morning I wake up early because I’m the one who starts work the earliest… usually. I get to enjoy the morning silence and the sounds of waking up by myself with a cup of coffee.


P. S. I’m still a day behind.  Today’s prompt is “your favorite color”. Please play along!

I’ve been slacking y’all. But, I did get a pic for water. Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday,  and my guy and I were out and about.  We were really close to the lake. Here it is:


I hope to have another pic posted for today. P.S. today’s Instagram prompt is “alone”. Won’t you play along?

Cassandra Buchholz

Professional Educator and Youth Specialist

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