Transient, this life –
visit the nested,
encounter knots,
snakes threatening,
recognize the poisonous
intrusion, try to deflect,
avoid confrontation,
but even perfection
is vulnerable –
temptation test
sticky business –
that which I seek
to remedy, only
comes to roost on me.


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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.

11 thoughts on “Backlash”

  1. You had me at Transient, this life. I guess it time to reread Camus and again ask myself the basic philosophical question.

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  2. Ah yes. Love the line “even perfection is vulnerable…” My feeling is – sometimes no matter what you do, ya just can’t win. The imagery and emotion of this piece…very effective.

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