Cracking the Code

Adept at uprooting, conditioned to follow chaos – know my place there. Kindness unsettles – each ray piercing cracking the crust unleashing a prism both painful and joyous – legacy of dysfunction. (Poem from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Image from personal collection.)    

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Return to Kindness

A cup of kindness, simple, yet moving target – social tides failing. (Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: cup/ goal.  Image from personal collection.)

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Guidance Needed

She is listening, watching, her mind absorbing – so many images, emotions, lacks the filters, the context to frame experience into rational understanding – guide her with patience; treat her kindly.

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Grateful Pause (Paws)

I’ve been a grumpy lion, lashing out in pain – punctured shell smarting by an objectionable barb. I am a prideful feline, with a formidable roar – an offensive defense, intended to intimidate. Even so, you ventured near and in a single act of good, disarmed my furious outrage, calmed this bellowing beast. Like a […]

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Kindness Not Advice Needed For Ill

What is it about illness that invites so much input from others?  Everyone has an opinion and seem somehow emboldened by my vulnerability to express it, as if they have suddenly become the expert on all things health-related. Since my diagnosis, I have been counselled to exercise more, eat more meat, eat no  meat, get […]

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