Tag Archives: self-image

Weight

There is too much of me These days I lumber, old bones covered in skin that is loose, it folds across territories alien My rib cage disappeared so many years ago I can’t recall Beneath the layers hides the lithe form … Continue reading

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Precarious

I’m balancing precariously Embracing life’s uncertainty Preparing for adversity But praying for the sun I’ll bet on my capacity To sell my true diversity To finally find the place for me To let my spirit run My life’s become hilarity … Continue reading

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Elegance

I wish that I had elegance I wish that I had grace I wish I had charisma A strong, arresting face I wish that I was fashionable I wish I had elan I wish the glitterati Bowed at my command … Continue reading

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Beyond Borders

It’s unconscious these barriers We erect here between us Like something chosen then forgotten So we can’t see the lines we drew So it seems within us essentially As just the place we split apart And the hidden road to harmony … Continue reading

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Speckled

Like a speckled egg Not quite the best Not quite the perfect one I grew Freckled skin And height before my time Blemished without cause Just in the weave of me A speckled egg An oddity Like a speckled egg … Continue reading

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Multitudes

‘I am large, I contain multitudes’ Walt Whitman The concept of the singular Is foreign to you Your personalities are so multiple You hardly knew The impact of your lack Of linearity The way the others round you yearned For … Continue reading

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Perception

What I see Is not what you mean me to see What I hear Is not what you say What I feel Is a better barometer For the things You would desire, prefer You’re a ghost Living in human bones … Continue reading

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Mirror

If I held a mirror Closely up to you Could you see yourself Could you witness true? Could you see the dissonance Tween what you say and do Could you see yourself Could you witness true? In your world a … Continue reading

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What Am I? For Prompt 21 My Story

I am chrysalis returned, awakening I ask only for my mind’s true linearity That I learn from, not forget, my painful memories I turn, evolve, so deep within my skin I am butterfly wings expanding, trembling I absorb all information … Continue reading

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Standing Apart – for Right2Write Prompt 7 – Flowers and Cattle

I’ve always stood apart you see It seems to fit me perfectly And here amongst the flowers bright My essence is so plain to see I stand, a source of bovine grace My kindness etched upon my face The flowers … Continue reading

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