Peace Implied

Quiet now, placesharbouring my memories –river dreamcatcher –nostalgia floats on swan’s backpast bridges linking time lapsed. (Tuesdays I borrow from my Twitter account #Vjknutson. Image my own)

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Lockdown Tanka

A grackle shimmers sun highlighting blue – my mood queer melancholy – absent knocks, talks, minutiae remains discomforting din. (Photo mine)

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Urgency

I weave words with alacrity – on a mission Foreign forces infiltrate brain cells scrambling Must write till ability wanes thoughts hang Disconnected brushed away like cobwebs (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Image my own.)

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Peace Within

The waters of my soul are still tonight the harshness of day’s light, easing now into quiet solitude. I surrender to renewal knowing that no matter what tomorrow brings I have peace within to guide me. (Submitted for Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt: renewal.  Image my own.  Peace Within first appeared here June, 2018.)

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Blue Sky Moment

It was birdsong stopped me in my tracks distracted as I was by pandemics and ceaseless worry I looked up I looked up and there was glory white blossoms triangulated against endless blue sky Blue sky like a messenger from afar lifting my spirits stirring longing It was birdsong stopped me in my tracks I […]

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A COVID-19 Easter

The clouds donned a veil today robins foraged on thirsty ground while a trio of doves swept by Of course, that’s poetic nonsense – an attempt at finding beauty in what is really a grey reality. Nations hunker in against the threat and Easter morning arrived without the fanfare of egg hunts or children’s raised […]

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Edit Me, Please

Skies draw me – the allure of wings the inference of escape Not afraid to dream – imagination fully engaged willingness set on go Till darkness encroaches – a black line blotting periphery Imperfection an ugly critique – self flails doubt becomes certainty Wrench my perspective away from the gloom need to crop the image. […]

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Turning Point

Played host to insecurity – catered to bullying undermined by warped agendas, butchered by provincial minds – Retreated, convalesced, sanitized lost vitality, believed in phantoms haunted by compulsions deflected attempted rescues ignored counsel to let go. Shell-shocked aftermaths incoherent self-judgment inescapable. Where do I go from here? Ignore criticism disarm cruelty sanctify privacy detach, discern […]

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Rapture

Odd, this gift of solitude.  Perched canal side, I affirm my connection to the earth, and offer thanks. Late afternoon sun casts a glow on the foliage across the way, lighting up the mirror-still water.  Vibrant reflections. Two winters ago, I fought to breathe as temperatures fell below zero.  Impassible walkways trapped me indoors.  Depression […]

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Isolation’s Hold

Disability covets isolation – this stripped-back, box-like state. Rustic serenity, with room to breathe would be preferable but old memories creep in, and lack of self-worth leaves the door open phantoms of former torments unwanted visitors, shadowy invaders target loneliness, misconstrue lack of health for neediness, prey on weak – hearted, presume incapability. I am […]

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