Love Overcoming

Expectations are my enemy –
raised without standards,
boundaries full of holes,
I worship at the altar of lies

Fortunately, soul follows it own star –
rages against darkness encroaching,
shatters illusions, commands higher
aspirations – love overcoming fear

(Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own)

Sun Certainty

Clouds bundle
shift and fold
cotton strata

Trees huddle
confidence in
community

Emotions stack
one on another
co-mingling hues

Beneath layers
an eternal glow
sun certainty.

(For Reena’s Xploration Challenge: layers. Image also represents the prompt – layers of photoshopping.)

IT Takes Grit

Calm belies the storm
dis-ease spawning a flurry
fractured ideas
peppered with glints of hope –
with focus, I too sparkle.

(There have been many instances this week that have tested my grit.
I am learning to harness the good moments and hang on.
Linking up to my weekly challenge: I’m learning... Image my own.)