I try to scrape history from stone
reassemble words on vellum –
bravado pretending release

Pick my mentors from amongst
the enlightened, willing osmosis –
ego avoiding blood: grit of change

(Art my own)

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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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