Stolen Identity

The woman currently abidingwithin this costumed realmis merely a lethargic versionof the once vital but oppressedMiss, whose identificationwas stolen by means of unsolicited adversity. The focus of this recantingis to invite a perspectivethat not only restores, butaids in the teaching of othershadow-selves, that to reassertoriginal nature is more than fair. (A quirky rant for Reena’s […]

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Martyr’s Lament

I wake before dawn,drive through blinding snowstorms,if lost, alter course – without faltering –even set out on foot when driving becomes impossible, navigating treacherous snow and ice, for you So you can get where you need to beSo you can succeedI risk it all for you I keep you by my sideso that you will […]

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Survival of the Wittiest

Father demanded first slice of pie doled out with high brow perfectionanything less unacceptable Crumbly bits unleashed a tiradethe shame of incompetencecrushing the reluctant server Oppressed as we werewe children plotted,sought a suitable revenge He got his just dessertcherry with a subtle trace –scent of satisfaction. (Note: no parents were killed in the writing of […]

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Religious Calling

Armed with righteous conformitythe zealots rang my bell Came calling on a cleaning day, in that remote country hell Spotted me before I did themmy attention on wringing the mop No choice but to answerand before I could ask them to stop Carefully scripted narrativetumbled from pious lips Bemused, I noted neither blinkas I, stark […]

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Tongue Lashing

Countless, the timesI’ve spoken out of place –words spilling unfiltered –grading myself harshlyin the aftermath – Yet a pauciloquent tonguewould leave me drowningthoughts stirringin a stagnant pool –perhaps I’ll strivefor moderation. (Image my own)

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Coffee – No Thanks

Morning meleewith coffee pot –canister escaped gripcontents scatteredclean up ensuedsharp warningsto dogs eagerto help –second roundforgot to empty pothot liquid seepingeverywhere –I’m a tea drinker. Need I describe more?

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Feline Confessions

Tiresome this halothe repercussions Instincts cheetah fiercedomesticity a struggle Shameful, this confessionperhaps – had to be said No pussycat herejust a woman who’s real. (Image my own)

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Illumination

Way forwardbut a foggy trail Who coined thesethe Golden years? Light a candlewill you…better yetone for each year… that should illuminatesomething… (Image my own.)

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Non-heroic

Even heroes lapselife’s connections tenuous I set my dial on pleasingregret failures – Wish I could shakethis empathetic impulse Allow others just to be –focus on accountability for me. (Image mine)

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Marketably Obtuse?

I seek the elusive –organize thoughtsattempt to drawreason from obtuse Project possibilityinto unattainablehoping to acquiremarketable commodity Refuse to acknowledgehappiness is subjectiveand bliss reservedfor those who let go. (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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