Things That Confine Me

Islands define us –attempts to stave offa ruthless invader Heritage dictatesreclusive behaviourshame driving pain Finding comfortin solitude, uncertainif I’ll ever vacate again. (Tuesday I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own)

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Solitude (3)

Solitude.I dream ofpanoramic silence –breathtakingboundless sanctity. Solitude.Wrapped in separatenesscardboard walls fallencurling corners of instability –no refuge in stillness. Solitude.Smothering starknessmadness reverberatingcanyons of alonenessoverbearing. Solitude.Persevereregale momentsfeathered encountersfaces on screenstendernessin voices. Solitude.Grace finds memercy lifts soulpossibilityopens the doorpanoramic. (This is a rewrite of an older poem, last appearing here in August, 2018. I submit it for Reena’s […]

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Rapture

It’s odd, this gift of solitude.  Perched beside the canal that runs behind our site, I affirm my connection to the earth, give thanks for this place and moment, and acknowledge that I am a part of all that surrounds me.   The late afternoon sun casts a glow on the foliage across the way lighting […]

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Solitudes

Solitude. I dream of expansive landscapes, crave your panoramic silence, thrill to the ideal of your boundless sanctity. Solitude. You wrap me in separateness, strip away my cardboard walls, tear at the corners of my instability; no refuge from the stillness. Solitude. I am smothered by your starkness, by my starkness, cries of madness reverberating […]

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Solitudes

Solitude, I dream of expansive landscapes, crave your panoramic silence, thrill to the ideal of your boundless sanctity Solitude, you wrap me in separateness, strip away my cardboard walls, tear at the corners of my instability; no refuge from the stillness Solitude, I am smothered by your starkness, by my starkness, cries of madness reverberating […]

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Emotional Pain Dance

A singular activity suffices not to distract from underlying pain – multi-task. Robotic attentiveness fails to allay constant buzzing – re-focus. Sidestepping issues elicits no solace, unravelling inevitable – shutdown. I am trapped in solitary confinement, sensory deprivation – unleashed momentous force raging within boring outwards – scream silently, alone, unheard, unseen, unburdening – repent. […]

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