Vacating

Spirit disregards containmentshould I appear disconnected –focus lacking substance –it is just essence flowing I am whisper on wind’s lipsveil of clouds on tropical shoressun’s aureole fleeting I’ll return soon enough… (Written for Reena’s Xploration challenge: flowand inspired by the artwork featured on …Bilocalalia… blog.My image is displayed here)

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Soul Pulls

“What in your life is calling you, when all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned…the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest…what still pulls on your soul? “ – Rumi I dwell in silencemeetings adjournedlist groceries Former self fadedsorrowful shadowdefinition slipped I am the wild irispushing forwardin […]

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My ARt, Another’s Words

inkblots mutate to form pictures, alphabets, stories I did not create *** decorated trees sway to songs  emanating from masked lips imagining smiles that reach twinkling toes and  luminous tips (Words are from Reena’s Exploration challenge. Art my own.)

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Maladjusted

Immersed in traumaI excel – bleed compassion Can cut to the chaseemploy know-how Remain cheerfulwhilst inhaling paranoia Determined to connectsquare the issues But offer me kindnesstouch with intent and I will withdrawgingerly inept unaccustomed as I amto Love’s cosmos. (Submitted for Eugi Causerie’s weekly prompt: cosmos. Image my own.)

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Seeker

Travel is the ask, so many questions – answers just fragments of truth. (Seeker first appeared here January of 2109.  I resubmit it here for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #143:  featured image.)  

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Juneteenth

How many years slavery raping rights before laws catch up? How many years fears and prejudices persist until humanity catches up? (For Reena’s Exploration Challenge:Juneteenth.  Image mine.)

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Afterglow

Euphoric, I wrap myself in the silent aftermath Love’s vibration still aglow push aside the fear the effort it took to get here bask in the moment, glorious – tomorrow, I’ll cry. (Tuesday, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Linking up with Eugi’s Causerie, whose weekly prompt is glorious.  Image from personal collection.)

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Brain on Fire

My mind is ablaze – ideas churning vying for recognition – greed is ego’s bane hogs the spotlight but other thoughts stir gentler, more insightful – will remain in shadow till a quorum empowers artful expression. (This poem is from Twitter @Vjknutson.  I’m linking it up with Reena’s Exploration challenge which is the featured image.  […]

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Let’s Play

“Let’s play!” honked the goose to the duck, duck, duck, “I’ll hide and you come find me.” “Let’s dance!” sang the tree to the icy river flow, as sun smiled broadly. “Come find joy! Nature whispers bright skies parting winter blues, white radiance leading the way. (Poem and photos for Cee’s On The Hunt for […]

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Define Evil

I loathe The Man whose power bulges out of waistbands, whose double chins wag double talk, who equates dollars with immunity, claims superiority. Whose dominance intimidates, so I duck out of the way, bite my tongue, refrain from speaking, cower in the face of injustice. Who, I ask, is the more evil? (Reena’s Exploration Challenge […]

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