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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Condemnation

Extraordinaryhow efficientlyI wield the knife Slay the very hopesthat keep me afloat Slash potentialdisembowel a future Opportunity presents –so many ports and I unprepared, freeze None of it meant for mesurely…I am sentencedto an institutional life Murderess that I am. (Submitted for Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: extraordinary. Image my own)

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Rain

Rain has returnedWinter’s fickle natureoverturning hope I cower beneath bedsheets, bodyon fire – await an impulse greaterthan this pain –creativity the antidote. (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.

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Equation of Self

Disclosure:While I strive for wholenessI am given to negative Thoughts –while fractionalnonethelesscount individually – Add it all upand I am at timeszero An integerswaying backwardsand forwardsbegging patience. (Image mine)

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Non-heroic

Even heroes lapselife’s connections tenuous I set my dial on pleasingregret failures – Wish I could shakethis empathetic impulse Allow others just to be –focus on accountability for me. (Image mine)

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Ride Along With Me (2)

Passenger, am Ibackseat travellerinput unsolicited I ride along. Passenger, am Iview limiteddirection speculative I am not driving. Driver is motivatedself-assuredI relax…untiltemptation boards Wait a minute; who invited temptation? Driver is distractedego taking the wheelWho’s paying attention? I am not alone. Lackadaisical dropoutsits with me – moochand weekend boozer How did he get here? Vehicle is […]

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A Dog’s Heart

I am a dog, or sohoroscope tells me…certainly been referred toas the mother of… Private lives fascinate metenderness tossed awayin the courtship process Some prefer on screeninteraction – erectingfalse intimacy I am tired of it allbark the right of refusalno encores for me… …except I’m a damn dog..man’s best friend, so they sayloyal companion… shoot!Lend […]

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Right of Passage

Teeth they are a-dropping grins prideful palms itching Hope the Tooth Fairy is on her game purse full of toonies. (for Eugi’s Causerie Weekly prompt: fairy .  Photo from personal collection.  Note:  a toonie is a $2 coin in Canada.)

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Laughing Gull

Craving compassion I seek the wisdom of the river – Her glimmering waters reflect sun’s warmth I am at once calmed and uplifted – seagull raises his wings emits an ungodly chuckle. (Image, my own, is not actually a Laughing Gull, but the title fits.)

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Chagrin

Rehearse my role – charm-school warmth intellect engaged, an air of mystique – Tongue trips brain backfires a fool emerges chagrinned again. (Tuesday I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  In this case, edited.  Image my own.)

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