Even heroes lapse
life’s connections tenuous

I set my dial on pleasing
regret failures –

Wish I could shake
this empathetic impulse

Allow others just to be –
focus on accountability for me.

(Image mine)

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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.

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