Letting Go is Complicated

This confined life – carefully construed – ingrains order, commands discipline. I can free myself from urbanity, declare adventure as prerogative, but how long before I release the need for control, unburden internal restraints let go, and open to divine rhythms? Doubt I possess the trust required to live with such uncertainty. (Submitted for Twenty […]

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Choices

“Come live with us”, Mother suggests in her there’s-nothing-we-can’t-handle tone of voice.  Father lowers paper, raises eyebrows, stern blue eyes flashing over spectacle rims, says nothing.  Am I supposed to interpret concordance or contradiction? “But you live in a box!  Where would I sleep?”  “More of a rectangle.” I contemplate room dividers, imagine claiming a […]

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