Dreaming Oceans

Ingrained in methis flighteye on the futurethe periphery closing in. Husband urges meforward, but wherethis road leadsI do not know Connected to selfopen, escaping intothe vast expansebecoming fluidalive, nurtured I have been spit outby life so often,taught to be taut,it’s hard to plunge,let go of the pastand just swim. (Submitting for my weekly challenge: peripheral. […]

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Beware the Full Moon

Full moon vibesstir the mood Dogs restlesssleep evasive Dangerous inklingsplague the mind Evil dons the faceof sympathy Opaque beneathdespair’s howling. (A dark poem from Twitter Tuesdays @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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In the Weeds

Barrage of fearsplague each dreamrender me useless Invoke positivity, you say,but the voices persistintimate familiars I set each fright adrifthide among the weedspray for a moment’s reprieve. (Image mine)

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Sun Knows

Find hope in sunsetsbursts of magnificencemomentarily absolveworry, guilt… When did fear gainsuch hold, and howdo I demystify its lies? The setting sun knows,I am certain, will follow herinto darkness… (Image my own.)

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That’s What I Fear

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” – Maya Angelo I fear living. No, that’s not it. I love living… …but I fear engagement… …drowning in engagement Except, I love engagement… […]

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Keep Compassion Alive

Hope’s a robot marching along endlessly sourced Compassion is flame ignited by love kept burning by care Fear annihilates dampens the flame darkens the path Hope persists follow her lead keep compassion alive.

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Familial Legacy

“…too young to notice how fear persists, and how the anger that causes fear persists…” – Immortality, by Lisel Mueller Purposeful, this fortress permanently ungrounded Burdened without bearing fear underlying motivation Reassured that life is unfair dedicated to defying limits Challenged by rage bloodline ingrained Pulled towards inevitable complete collapse. (Inspired by the promptings of Reena’s […]

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Mind Games

What harbinger is this and why am I not convinced? Cynicism wants concretes, feeds complaints, exaggerates, retreats Need to confront this wall-building, fight to retain Spirit’s message – deescalate fear’s grip. (For Reena’s Exploration challenge#119.  Image from personal collection.)  

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Motionless, I Spin

Somber, this intrusion, me immobilized – fear mounting, fuming common odours triggering paranoia – fruits of a prolific dreamer, buried in withdrawal, work in progress, loose clutter, getting nowhere dead.

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Of Flow and Fear

A river of people move motivated by preservation, hands tightly grasping hands, a prayer for union in the midst of unfathomable hardship – they sacrifice for a promise of safety, a chance to ensure a productive life, hope. Politicians stand on the banks Casting stone-words, clouding the surface of intent, distorting agendas, interpretations – ripples […]

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