Note To Self

Checking symptoms for possible diagnosis: tab 1Searching for gluten free recipes for leftover turkey: tab 2Black Friday specials on tab 3Writing a blog post on tab 4Email on tab 5 Too many tabs open to concentrateand Christmas is loomingand the fridge needs cleaningand I got the groceriesbut forgot the milkand potatoesand guests are comingand laundry […]

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Angry Dreamer

Envisioning breakup –past haunting possibility –she navigates uncertaintyan angry dreamer Tries to settle on truthbut with rage as filtershe processes and processesreaching no solid ground Love, she concludes,is beyond availabilityplans a solitary existenceuntil vulnerability caves again. (for Eugi’s Weekly prompt: haunting, and Reena’s Xploration challenge: filter.Image my own.)

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Seasonal Passages

Summer yearnssun burningwater coolinglife affirminglonging for love I would hold you therein those days of youthwhen relationshipdonned mysteryand fear shroudedthe path But Autumn reigns nowa time for letting goa time for turning back clocks – timelost in a mere blinkon the shores of our story And soon Winterwhen I will knitour memoriesinto cozy dreamsand while […]

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Shadow Speak

Shadows stalk our conversations,hovering between lines spoken. Mother fears death and I,sidestep darkness… It’s delusional to believewe can think ourselves wellor avoid pain by seeking only light I chew on my wordsnot wanting to inflict harm –have done enough of that over the years Pray for peace to guide her passagethe reassurance of forgivenesslove unconditional […]

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Not So Green

Corporations claim to be greenbent as they are on profitability Contrived, the marketing schemescolour added to mask the perils No amount of dye can alterthe truth for our world faces the midnight hour, timefor preservation waning. (For Reena’s Xploration Challenge: featured image. Also for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: midnight.)

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Fanciful

Petals:I’ve counted thempressed thempreserved them Dropsof sentimentprescientpretenders Trivialpursuits of passiongaming for lovechildish ploys Petalsfickle as the seasonselusive as joytoo soon expended. (For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: petals. Image my own.)

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Viral Madness

Children moanreflect the day’s gloom We are virus-cautiousconfined indoors While ‘I-wannas’buzz at windowpanes and news feeds mountthe terror – I scream silently, pray foruncommon patience Pause as eagle,soaring overhead tips a wing my waybids me a good day. (Eugi’s Weekly Prompt is soaring. Image my own)

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Tired of Same Old Endings

Tired of same old endingsin which hopes are slaughteredand tragedy and insanity win. Raised by the bottle, learnedto set standards low –still afraid of heights –have fallen as the groundbeneath my aspirations crumbled –a certainly under alcohol’s rule. Tired of same old endingsin which self is battered by indifferenceand ego loses the battle for control. […]

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Devilish This Fear

Devil borrowsTwilight’s voicetortures sensibility Tangled bedclothesgrumble, inflexiblebedmates – unsupportive Where is reason?my mind wailsheart drumming discord I access light, perch on edge of bedwill myself to breathe (My dear husband is in hospital again, his fifth surgery to reconstruct his knee. It’s been a long ordeal and my heart bleeds for him. Fear is an […]

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Orchestrating Happiness

Have arranged a musical ensembleto perform for their entertainmentand one guest has already engaged Now to entertain the childrenwho bored with the setting uphave gathered to create havoc Not to mention the cats,whose presence, unexpectedis threatening my equilibrium I’m pulling out all the stops herehappiness my number one intentbut the winds have picked up, rain […]

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