Heron Reflection

Silent as the Great BlueAutumn hues creepshifting the landscapealtering my mood. Do feathers quiverat the ensuing chillor is it merely humanthis seasonal affect? (Heron Reflection first appeared here August, 2019.Image my own.)

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This I Know

Eventualityof gravityis bona fideFlesh is not iron Minds, however,can strengthen, ifnurtured withopen compassion Spirits plummetand revive, buoyantas the grace thatserves them. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own.)

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On Moving Forward

Curious by natureand driven by hopewe push forward Spring ourselvesfrom mud-mired trapsof psychological undoings Focus on a horizonwhere sunrisesand sunsetsoffer glimpses of glory Optimist and pessimistalike, daring to believethat the beckoning futurebears equal promise. (Image my own)

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The Moment is Now

Whoa now!Don’t settle too quicklyOpportunity is about to knock What’s that you say?You’re not ready.All this work you’ve been doingall these seeds you’ve been plantingReally? You’re not ready. Too latethe door is openand you will have to contendwith possibility, and I warn you,it will not arrive alone For success is certainto stir adolescent reaction –inappropriate […]

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Platitudes

New perspective sorely neededcurrent one rubbing raw How can I cope with changewhen life fields me no support? The Hangman leershis upside-down frownmocking self- pity I sense a barrage of platitudesheaded my way. (Image my own)

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Discernment

Absolutes are not to be believedconditions multifarious, fluctuatingconsider the messengerweigh the message Have faith in outcomesunknowable, in resourceswithin, follow progressionnot digression Wisdom knows the way. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own)

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Strategy

Acts of vandalismare not deserved Grime of violationdoes not wash off If change is targetthen create intrigue Highlight inequitydemonstrate alternatives Crash and burnineffective as hell. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own.)

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Labour Pains

Pain circumvents our fearssqueezes relentlessly Still we proceedwithholding complaint for this is labour –a trial that harnesses depth of determinationunfathomable focus Somewhere along the processan instantaneous shift there is wonder to beholdand indescribable bliss Birth is happeningand they’ll be no going back. (Art mine)

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Another Chapter Closes

House creaksferociousdecries starknessof bare wallsabsence of furniturefinality of boxesstacked and sealed Sleep eludes memind recallingpassages –his cancermy feartwist of fatethat left me housebound We could not stay herethis place chosen for healingturned prison “You’ve been good to us”I whisper, “Nowyou’ll favour someone else” She grumbles in responsethis old house, sharingmy trepidationof unknowns, changealways precarious Another […]

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Passive/Aggressive

Urgency and age, well acquaintedIs it Celestine, this drawor a fateful sense of lacking? Time ticks a cringeworthy rhythminsists I pay attention – Fine!say I, lingering over a defiant tea Passive is my denialaggressive is the fearTomorrow, I tell myself. ( Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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