Come Closer

Disregard the obvious –
I know how time has marred me

Disregard the glare –
eyes clouded with cynicism

A fledgling heart beats
within this disheveled nest

Come closer and behold
a childlike yearning for love.

(Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter. Image 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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