Rock solid,
biding time,
fixated on
a future
born of

Frozen –
iced snapshots
of possibility,
immobilized by

carved from
of staging.

One falters
all tumble,
lives shatter,
sink, lies
bottom out

settles –
strength emerges

rock by rock,
precarious at first,
then gradually
balance restored.

(Submitted for Willow Poetry’s challenge:  What Do You See, based on featured image.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

10 thoughts on “Foundations

  1. one falters all tumble, that described this photo situation perfectly, like most organisations built on flimsy ideologies and shaky principles. really liked this one V.J – it can be read generally or applied to very specific circumstances

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  2. Marvellous description of the vulnerability, sometimes shaky, we fall apart, though we pick up the pieces, put it back together again, this time with more solidity and balance.

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