Contemplating Slopes

the looming
or the oceanside
cliffs whose ascent
mocks my limitations

the glint of
spidery thread,
whose expanse, though
delicate, stretches without fear

The way our income curves
downward, while
our needs

Life’s slopes
precarious, demanding
inevitable, and yet we find ourselves
ill-prepared when forced to navigate them.

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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.

22 thoughts on “Contemplating Slopes”

  1. We are always ill prepared aren’t we ? Well that’s precisely why life of a range of varied emotional experience . If we knew or were prepared – it would be a routine check in box 🙂

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