Not Living Forever, But Lasting Forever

Water and ink don’t mix unless
the water ink’s caught in isn’t fresh
but an alternative form that’s warm
and filled with salt.

For you’ll find it takes the sting of tears
(that corrosive conduit of ideas)
to bring the two together forever
upon a page –

A fragile sheet that easily frays
then quickly burns, or slowly decays
as its substance yearns to return
to it’s pride of place
in the elemental ether.
(Inspired by #MadVerse prompt ‘Ink and Water Don’t Mix’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on