Dorian Dorey

Your Impaired Poet here:

I believe in truth to self, I’ve survived a lot yet am determined to thrive, I know we all have something valuable to offer, I see beauty in our damage for we are all damaged in our own way, I’m a spoonie* who refuses to let being chronically ill stop me, and I can attest that coffee is a health drink.

I’m Dorian.

Named for my mum’s maiden name and middle name, Dorey + Ann, my name’s an Oscar Wilde character as well. As I’m literary and defy convention, tis appropriate. I’m also fiercely family-oriented, chosen family in particular. 😍

I’m a poet.

Thanx to my mum, I’ve been reading poetry for as long as I could read. That love coupled with my love of writing led to a love affair. Only with poetry can so much be said with so few words, making each word truly matter. 💜

I’m aka coffeesister, as I believe hot beverages are a necessary part of life and sharing them is tangible friendship. In other priorities, I’m gratefully owned by two kittehs at present: Shadow Maddow (named for Rachel), who’s 13, and Pagan Sagan (named for Carl), who’s 10. They allow me to keep a fellow human around to provide ample lapage, his name’s Dave.

I’m a coffeesister.

The first book I fell in love with, thus grokked, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, explains sharing water in any form can be symbolic of a willingness to connect.. becoming waterbrothers. As coffee – or tea – is the best use of water, I consider it tangible friendship… (|_|*ch33rs*|_|)

I’m a spoonie.

I’m fighting chronic pain and illnesses including a daily headache, Migraine, and Fibromyalgia. Endometriosis nearly ended me, resulting in a Colectomy and full Hysterectomy. O_o Another emergency surgery not long thereafter resulted in the loss of some small intestine and my home.

I know a little about a lot and a lot about a little, and have forgotten more than I’ll ever know again – quite literally as I deal with brain issues due to chronic illness. As I’m disabled by my illnesses, I’m plugging away at making my mark and working on my writing again.

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
— Robert Frost

*The term “spoonie” is derived from Christine Miserandino’s analogy of what it’s like to live with sickness or disability, The Spoon Theory.