Blanket Sea

Arts & Literary Magazine

Month: June 2018

“Nicotine-Induced Musings” by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro

When you smoke, the toxins from the cigarette enter your blood, making it thicker and prone to clotting. It will increase your blood pressure and heart rate, reduce the supply of oxygen and blood that circulate in your organs, narrow your arteries and your chances of staying alive.

Research says smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.… Read more ““Nicotine-Induced Musings” by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro”

“The Constant Hum of Elsewhere” by Jen Rouse

You should busy me. Make sure I have something to do
with my hands.  Give me manicured
lawns and lovely buildings,
all of these combined provide
“a special apparatus for
the care of lunacy.” i

In case you were wondering, I have never
been admitted.  Never quite the right fit
for here or there. … Read more ““The Constant Hum of Elsewhere” by Jen Rouse”

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