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OK I Give Up

OK I GIVE UP

Who is this who lives
… and dies
Seeking the possible

To the detriment
Of an already gifted
present?

Vinery: Shadorma

VINERY

So tangled
So densely woven
This vinescape
Hard to tell
Whether made up of many
Or of only one

Inalienable: Shadorma

INALIENABLE

Strange beings.
Each their own planet.
Who dares calls
Alien?
Look around then look within
And burst out laughing.

Odd Osprey: Shadorma

ODD OSPREY

No raptor
Vegetarian
And misfit
Pacifist
In sum non-breeding migrant
Waiting to go home

The Living Room

THE LIVING ROOM

We’re uncertain exactly where we are
Or what it is we are for that matter
One day we found ourselves cohabiting
No idea how that happened to happen

The bedroom’s not to either of our tastes
But that matters not, we pay little heed
Spend time in sleep, dreaming or dalliance
The living room – quite another matter

For here is where we spend most of our time
Agreeing, disagreeing, arguing
It seems important to get it just right
If only our visions weren’t so diverse

No that’s not it let’s try it over here
Or maybe a slightly different colour
You say we preferred it a while ago
I have to say I don’t remember that

Paint tester pots have left their splotchy marks
Loved by the one but not by the other
A whole rainbow of dissatisfactions
Look around – our living room is a mess

All kinds of ill-matching chairs and sofas
Piled with old issues of Ideal Home
Not a place we ever sit and relax
Let’s face it … we’re just as ill-matched ourselves

We strove to create our own mise-en-scène
The expression of that that which we are
Let’s give up as we are already here
For this is our truth – a study in contrasts

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This is a response to Jamie Dedes’ Wednesday Writing Prompt

Uncrazy

UNCRAZY

EYE is not crazy unless so believed,
EYE rests in the centre and sees,
In calm and quiet, quite quite quiet.
Acknowledging without judgement.
EYE is the quiet before the storm.
Swept away by the hurricane? No!
Simply covered in clouds of ripples.
Solution? Simple. So simple.
Return to the centre.
Release …..
Relax …..
Realise …..
EYE is not crazy, simply I disturbed.
Still and silent EYE is as sane as I.

Take Off

TAKE OFF

Taking off
Like a butterfly

Taking off
Like a startled starling

Taking off
A well known character

Taking off
Like a jet fighter

Taking off
A burdensome disguise

Taking off
A shirt, a skirt, our underclothing

Taking off
Into the unknown

Taking on now
Disguise in love with you

Merry-go-round

MERRY-GO-ROUND

This same old same old.
Born, child, youth, adult, old, dead.
Always different though.

And Beyond

AND BEYOND

It’s not about
Their inability
To be you
It’s about your
Inability
To be
Them
And beyond

Where Can I Complain?

WHERE CAN I COMPLAIN?

Oh for the writer
To conjure up
Some other
Gentler
Kindlier
Play

But soft
What news?

A discovering
Within the glass
Behind the dramaturge

The true playwright
Turns out to be

None other than
Oneself

Thus
Time’s come
To take the reins
And some responsibility
For time’s come

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