Paradoxical

Once, with confidence,stated my name –clarity claiming wisdom as mine Today, sun burns, accusing-bright,I avoid conversationquestion what is sane This paradoxical stateof fluctuation, is it right,and who among us is steadyenough to know for certain? (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @VjknutsonImage my own)

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Sufficiency

Disability corners metwixt two directions –the hurried rushof ambition’s calland the gentle nudgeof wisdom settling Confined to four roomsI am distanced from –invisible to –the weekend warriorswhose self-satisfied grimacesrace by my window I remember that push –not enough hours to the daynot enough money to succeednever thin enough, fit enoughalways grasping for more… Legless and […]

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Syntax

Trade you an ‘n’for a ‘v’, I saidto the moonto the sunto the birdat my window All obligedand nowmy lonely dayis lovely,lovely,lovely. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @VjknutsonArt my own.)

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Welcoming Party

Potted pleasures hailAutumn’s arrival – graciouswelcoming party. (Image my own. Haiku borrowed from One Woman’s Quest II)

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Haiku for Sunday

Choose to rise abovebelieve in the certaintyof limitless skies (Image my own)

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Yet, I Plod On

Tectonic, the forcerequired to movethis wall of shame Erasable, the missivesI write to defend my worth –pencil strokes that only mock Unsustainable, the hopethat life should ever receivemy efforts as more than folly. (Art 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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Cautionary Tale

Tell my woes to Rivershe listens graciouslyan empathic mirror Not so the Jackdawwhose arrogant clatteringderides self-pity Slaps me consciousfor I am victim, yes, andif not careful, abuser. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknuton.Image my own)

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Louse

Self-deprecationthat louse that foilsrecognition What if I sacrificedthis invasive habit –allowed vulnerability Entertained possibilityof self-acceptance,treasured what is? (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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Unrestricted

Chronic this painfinite the energyfuels each day Ability to wonder,marvel at nature –without limits Thoughts, like leavesbreak away, swirlfloat on the wind – I am at onewith possibilityfree to create (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own)

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