Foundations

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

Frozen –
iced snapshots
of possibility,
immobilized by
misperceptions

Role-playing
expectations
carved from
generations
of staging.

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

sediment
disintegrates,
settles –
strength emerges
resurrecting

rock by rock,
precarious at first,
then gradually
re-building,
balance restored.

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

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VJ

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. 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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  2. 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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