Whose Earth Is This?

Whose Earth is this?ask the trees reachingto kiss mountainous sky. Who cares for her?ask the creatures all,grateful for her bounty. Machines rumbleforests fall – a standfor progress answers none. (Image my own.)

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The Wind and I

Followed the wind –a child without boundaries – Experience, especially hardshipclipped those wings Lost faith in the wind, pushed against her flow Till nothing was left of mefight diminished by final blow The wind, though, she persistedpicked up my diminished spirit tossed me in her whimsical wayrekindled the child. (Image my own.)

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Relocate. Reset

Mom said sh’e leaving Dadcan’t take it anymorewe move. Relocate. Reset. Bullying at school out of controlcan’t take it anymorewe move. Relocate. Reset. Truancy a problemthen the rapeschool says I have to go. Relocate. Reset. Sister move back homeone unhinged, the other batteredMoms says it’d be better if I leave. Relocate. Reset. Shuffle boxes from […]

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Toil

I try to scrape history from stonereassemble words on vellum –bravado pretending release Pick my mentors from amongstthe enlightened, willing osmosis –ego avoiding blood: grit of change (Art 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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Walnut Tree

One tree –a solo sentinel –beckons Take comfort,says she,beneath my boughs But I am hungrybalk at simplicitysilence adverse Till fate arrests melegs no longer fleeingthe great Walnut my saviour. (Image my own)

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We Are Clay

Erasing the past –collecting ash with chopsticks –infertile practiceembrace, learn, and recreatewe are clay – artist’s magic.

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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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Sun Knows

Find hope in sunsetsbursts of magnificencemomentarily absolveworry, guilt… When did fear gainsuch hold, and howdo I demystify its lies? The setting sun knows,I am certain, will follow herinto darkness… (Image my own.)

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In 2021, I Woke Up

This year the plague cameand I blamed the windfor carrying destructionand I blamed the sunfor its ineptitudeand the rain,no friend of mine,only served to drownmy expectations. Lockdownand social distancemasks and antisepticshow was a soul to survive? Pushing 2020out the doorcertain reliefwould followbut change is nota date on the calendara release of circumstance I turned inwardfaced […]

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