I Wonder

Is this life-play pre-staged – reservations made in childhood when fun constituted priority, and drama thrived, unchecked by adults, bemoaning authority, too self-absorbed to conceive consequences beyond jest? Or did some karmic assessment initiate the unfolding – social standing, and needs prescribed as lessons, dependents selected as inspiration, and if so, is there a contract […]

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A Final Mystery

Is death a gentle reprieve, a final release of suffering a promised resting place? Or is it contemplation coloured by memories demanding retribution? Will death bring reunion unleash forgiveness shine with revelation? Will one final earthly breath call forth all the fragments of the soul and restore wholeness? I have witnessed death – both embraced […]

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Mirrors

(Submitted to Fandango’s Daily prompt: mirror)

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Adjust the Focus

What purpose is served in going back – and yet, I find myself revisiting, expecting what? Revelation… apology… renewal… I am no more than a guest in history’s halls powerless to undo the drama, only risk further complications. Past equates with inequity, no point turning on the faucet of resentment unleashing floods of anger. Best […]

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Production

What will be remembered when the show is over – will humour linger will dreams tarry will belief matter? Friends depart sans farewell lost in the debris of divorce we pass in shopping malls serve each other with smiles avoid lively interaction new responsibilities develop we are directors obsessed with reason, ideals now lapsed singularly […]

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Let Failures Lie

Pampered, socially supported education would have been preferable but I don’t belong to the elite, and this malaise disrupts any hope for success. Learn best in the trenches, dragged-out combat over hobnobbing – can relate to the broken, other-abled, survivors who thrive despite challenges. Know a man, who without speech or behavioural norms, moves others […]

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Compulsive

Malls possess a certain allure – contentment-in-a-bag offerings, an opportunity to escape reality, except gossip travels in crowds and I tend to shop for obligations, will latch myself onto any drama and take ownership  – it’s small town training:  I am a passenger on the responsibility rail – would kill my own mother to gain […]

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Is There An Exit Strategy?

Following political tides – mesmerized by neglect of actual issues – playing to an audience of moaners (standard consumerist plights) – glossing over exploitation of women, verbal slaughter of race, religion and social values. Wondering about media – who commandeer bias, swallowing atrocities and spewing contrived truths, absent sound voice, or will, jeopardizing the security […]

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Goldfish Reflections

I’m a freshwater gal, prefer murky, stagnant pools to the onrush of rapids, currents annoy me, challenge my delicate body, content to feed off lanky foliage, swim in dim-lit passages; fear it was the flash of gold, or glimpse of a mermaid tail that first attracted man, compelled him to trap then breed me artificially – […]

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Impotent Pursuit of Perfection

Watching a movie that I PVR’d – hunkered down with popcorn and fizz, hoping to get lost in the couch cushions – when I remember that I might have homework more specifically an assignment related to a show already in progress, and I don’t know where I put my backpack, and while searching frantically, suddenly recall that […]

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