Sorry, Not Sorry

To compensate for the obnoxiousexuberanceof my flameI attemptto oversimplify Oh dear!Seems I’ve failedagain… (As a young woman, obnoxious was the word beaus used when breaking up with me. The poem says the rest. Art my own.)

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Playful

Life shiftsI compartmentalize Delusionout the door This path –suffering –not mine alone Limitationshave merit Minimizingall the rage – Less expectationmore distraction Creativity invitesnew vision A playful lifeessential! (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt: playful. Art my own.)

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Illumination

Way forwardbut a foggy trail Who coined thesethe Golden years? Light a candlewill you…better yetone for each year… that should illuminatesomething… (Image my own.)

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Not Thursday

Today is ThursdayI’m certain of itThursdays Mom callsafter her hair appointment But she hasn’t calledand I can’t find that showI watch on Thursday nightsDid they change the programming? And then I rememberthat garbage goes outThursday nightand so I scramble, but everyone else has forgottenhow can this be?Today is Thursdayand nothing is going right. (For Reena’s […]

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Solitaire

Past love’s deadlinewolves no longer prowlvultures, smelling rot,circle overhead, plot My essence is solitaryfeather fallen betweenwide-eyed expectancyand maturity’s abyss Abandonment or neglectI truly cannot say… (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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Self as Book

The pages of this lifebound by aging leathergilded letters cracked intended meaninglong forgotten No images adornthe weathered facethe colour faded shade of auburnlike my haironce upon a time Spine still sturdythreads frayingcorners curling –indicators ofa life well read. (Written for Reena’s Xploration challenge #176. Image my own.)

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Life Shifts

Had a kinship oncewith gentlenessand acceptanceconfidence, too Till independencemade me tougha fortress againstimagined battles Married myselfto distance disengagedfrom fluidity Age necessitates shiftthose barriers of old they’re just cons Readopting tendernessre-friending acceptanceconfidence with humour. (My challenge this week is con/ scams/ catfish. Image my own.)

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Untethered

Tether me to the riverbankI will resist There are currents to follow, contoursto memorize Let me soarthese wings capableimagination intact. (Image mine)

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Focus on Colour

Life’s mountaina rough climbbody fails to adjustfocused as we areon destination Sights a sepia blurhere approaching summitscree presents new danger I vote we pause awhileappreciate our labourbreathe in colour for once. (Art mine)

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Dear Legs

I’ve been remiss in expressing appreciationall the years you’ve carried me – stride confident, pace swift, head turning grace – We wobble now, you and I,strength questionablestilted soldiers forging againsta tide of contrary currents Remember endless laps in the poolprepping for provincial meets,then dancing till the wee hoursgetting down with disco? We were champions, you […]

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