Facing Truths

I am gregarious
eagerly anticipating
the unknown

But the subconscious
alights on old stories
gathers sanctimonious
rumours of unworthiness
spits out shame
and rage

Reveals the truth –
I am vulnerable.

(Facing Truths first appeared here July ’19. This version is edited from original. 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.

35 thoughts on “Facing Truths”

    1. You caught me off guard with the “exotic/uncommon”. Seldom think of myself as that sophisticated. Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.


  1. Love the art and the words – oh again you lead us to a crucial psychological angle – the vulnerability and your seasoned way of writing about health and wellness

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  2. Always two (maybe more?) sides to everyone/everything …
    I am fascinated with your drawing … wondering if inspired by a granddaughter maybe? Or younger-self-perception?
    Fascinating variances as I stare – a hand about to stroke chin in puzzlement? As in “Who am I FULLY?”

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