Re-Cycling

Age, a rocky torbegs attitudinal shiftmore wonderthan fortitude Cyclical, actuallywisdom allottingchildish valoura dash of mellow. (For RDP’s prompt: mellow. Image my own.)

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Soul Pulls

“What in your life is calling you, when all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned…the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest…what still pulls on your soul? “ – Rumi I dwell in silencemeetings adjournedlist groceries Former self fadedsorrowful shadowdefinition slipped I am the wild irispushing forwardin […]

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Gnawing

I’m gnawing on possibilitythe suggestion that my dabblingcould amount to something What? my gut protestsreminds me of limitationsphysical constraints But I’ve had room to breatheand resources at handand creativity, expansive dwells in possibilitynibbles at suggestionsmind scrabbles to find excuses – laundry,a drawer that needs sortingbut the door has opened and I’m seeing a patha way […]

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In 2021, I Woke Up

This year the plague cameand I blamed the windfor carrying destructionand I blamed the sunfor its ineptitudeand the rain,no friend of mine,only served to drownmy expectations. Lockdownand social distancemasks and antisepticshow was a soul to survive? Pushing 2020out the doorcertain reliefwould followbut change is nota date on the calendara release of circumstance I turned inwardfaced […]

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Awake and Dreaming

Sip of brewed mugwortand reality shatterspixelated beadslike a murmurationshapeshifting imagesluring me skywardI am skin-sheddinganti-gravitationalAlice in Wonderlandwatch me grow. (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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Stalemate

Invisibility is undesirableI am flesh cravingin a touchless world A voice yearningto be heard, a heart to listen – compassion growing cold. This sideof the table intolerablehow long will we continue Till the rage in me ignitessets your paper walls aflameand will you even notice? (For Reena’s Exploration Challenge: feature image is prompt.)

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Down Is Right

Been riding the down elevator too longa slight detour, I once, long ago, thought Ambitions set on Penthousesand upper echelons of success First, there is a trip I must makea downward pull insisting – See, it isn’t true what they saythat we can be whatever we want It’s time to stop running, stop chasing empty […]

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Heart Math

One (me) plus one (you)equals two (a couple) So why is it that divisionmakes me feel less than whole And subtraction (we minus you)renders me an integer And how, in this state of sub zerodo I solve for y? (For Reena’s Exploration challenge: prompt here. Image my own.)

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Parental Passages

Carefully we construct security for offspring – add luxuries to entertain accommodate growth play host to revolving- door friends and dates. And yet, we are graded on performance – met or unmet expectations – held up against a stack of other super parents, silhouettes of perfection. Still, we celebrate goals, sprouting family, ignore the slanders, […]

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Melding

I have ventured into your atmosphere slipped my skin your skin and discovered a universe thoughts emotions beliefs blending into a physical dance of light and shadow nuances of colour delineating life At our core we are light leaning into mystery cellular interpretations of a symphony we cannot hear Compassion extended mind altered we meld. […]

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