Facing Truths

I am gregarious
initiator
risk-taker
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. 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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