Journal Excerpt 1

Obstacle II
real Guildford wall, imaginary night

He overhears a group of men discuss
how best to lure him into custody.
And so he climbs up to the roof, between
the thatch and outer bailey wall. He tries
to grip the wall, but fails. Instead, he falls…

from my YA work in progress entitled Godwyn, a novel in verse set in 1399

© 2011 J.S. Graustein


Sleep Bandit

grainy picture of tired face
in pain and sleep deprived

My first attempt at capturing the essence of what it is to suffer from a migraine.┬áSometimes it’s not so much the pain, but the sleep lost to pain that makes them┬ádebilitating.