Gnawing

I’m gnawing on possibilitythe suggestion that my dabblingcould amount to something What? my gut protestsreminds me of limitationsphysical constraints But I’ve had room to breatheand resources at handand creativity, expansive dwells in possibilitynibbles at suggestionsmind scrabbles to find excuses – laundry,a drawer that needs sortingbut the door has opened and I’m seeing a patha way […]

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Enough

Whatever you do give it 110% Father’s words whirl, confuse, belittle ambiguous, at best, attainment remote I am not enough Good, better, best, never let them rest… morning chant – eggs and bacon, (seldom acceptable) served up by an ever-inadequate mother, Father’s criticism whipping, cruel I will never be enough apologize before beginning a wallflower […]

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Humility vs Ego

“How did you do on that calculus exam?”  A tall brunette pulled a chair up to the table, directly across from me.   The cafeteria was bustling with the usual suspects. I shrugged. “Okay.”  I tried to keep my voice nonchalant. “Man, that was brutal.  Who needs calculus anyways?” The blonde who joined us was slender, […]

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