creativity · poetry · recovery · spirituality · writing

Shells

Combing sand,
seeking wholeness

aged eyes perceive
fragments,
sharpened by
tidal cycles

Inevitable,
I surmise

and persist.

(Written for Fandango’s one word prompt: cycle, and Ragtag Community’s: persist. Image from personal collection.)

creativity · health · ME/ CFS · poetry · writing

Chronic

Mitochondria,
research says,
holds the key
to this malaise –
DNA failing to generate
required energy

I push against
facts, strive
to hoist
this stricken body
from the tedious mire –

fail,
plunge,
succumb
await renewal
of momentum,
push again

a hopeless cycle.

(Penned for DVerse’s Quadrille #59, prompt: cycle. ┬áThank you to kim881 for hosting.)