Uncertain Times

Like living in the shadowof a volcano, each complacencyshaken by treacherous rumbles While some seek equalityothers chew on bitter lackand who profits when tempers succumb tothe hot lava of anarchy? (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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Time To Cruise Is Not Now

Is there an itinerary for this lockdown?I watch as engagements line up Adventure-seekers, eager to connectwillingly engage, purchase a ticket How I would give my life to be a parthop aboard a sailing ship, escape Except disability has recalled my passport;I am a vehicle without fuel, grounded Disappointment and I watch as familiar faces venture […]

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No Way In

These shackles may be but illusionsbut the conditioning lingers –I’m not enoughlack the lookthe chicfall short of acceptableAdd age and I amforever sentencedto monachopsis –an outsider,circling. (Image mine)

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Present, If Not Accounted For

Invisible marginalized – components of self devalued by marketing trends still sentient enough to need: acknowledgment recognition acceptance respect kindness never overrated.

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Societal Disconnect

Divergent perspectives reveal solemn truths pieced together snapshots examine disconnect individualism promotes autonomy only when in balance with community. (For Reena’s Exploration Challenge which features an interesting video:  click here)

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End the Fray

This breach – this ever-widening gap fear induced pits us against them as if humanity can be divided salvation a selective process. We need a balm to soothe societal wounds, a tonic to calm the angst until clarity quells the uproar and kindness replaces this sin. (For Ragtag Community’s prompt: balm, and Fandango’s: gap.)  

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The Need is Real

This lazy rhetoric, setting off touchy egos, is akin to high school nonsense – immobilizing progress. Intimacy with the issues requires scheduled and thorough investigation, or we cycle back over the hotspots. Stress as mistress, shadows what is appropriate, belies the underlying pain and need. We need modern-day heroes, bent on re-righting history, to bring […]

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Quit the Noise

Paint-on rainbows and special edition labels do not a top-notch product make. Have we not  learned – domestic audiences are moving on, are more discerning – Timing is off for this pumped up charade – Stay committed, conference, effort is warranted if real change is to happen.

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Mining Civilization

Digging for gold in an overcrowded mine, the dust of narcissism blinding our passage. Rural roots worship celebrity – well-travelled hype overshadowing common decency – Powerless, we are throngs of insignificance – fraudulence and anti-social rhetoric failing to elicit pause. Our screams, ignored, do not alleviate the suffocation – How do we blast through the […]

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Disillusionment

Yesterday’s vibrancy now faded markings on boarded up facades I stand on the edge of loss, of ghostly memories and ponder what lies below – perched as I am on a precarious throne have ignored the call of the river, the beckoning horizon, preferred comfort over adventure, and now in bitterness, blame those distant shadows, […]

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