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Flowers

FLOWERS

Flowers I love for
They leave me be

So sing me to sleep then
Then sing me awake again
O sing me to death and back

Before sheepishly I cry wolf
Both before and then after
Bayed, bays, bays and shall bay

“Have you splayed and displayed?”*

Lately lapsed warden strayed
Way far beyond the garden fence
Among the shadows in the wood
Took an unexpected turning
Somewhere down the line

Washed up hereabouts drowning
Within my own drying bones
While the near by is far awry

Empty of troths
Truths opinions
Until one lone day
Alone no more
No less

Retired to lick my wounds

Noli me tangere
No mean danger
No bedroom headroom

Collidoscope† collapsing
Time to fight my own fight
Overstand the web of soul

For flowers I love for
They leave me be

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* “For those of you who live elsewhere “Have you paid and displayed?” is a common sign in English car parks, referring to purchasing a ticket from a machine on arrival that needs sticking on your windscreen to cover a specific time period.” (https://365project.org/casablanca/365/2017-06-03)

† Apart for the obvious wordplay please visit and digest http://collidoscopeberlin.com and http://collidoscope.io. Thank you.

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Learning Pattern (A Four By Six)

LEARNING PATTERN

The challenge: not to flinch
Or having flinched return
To that from which one flinched
And emerge emboldened

Playing The Fool

PLAYING THE FOOL

Attraction
Then attachment
Even knowing better now
I remember it well

100 Degrees

180 DEGREES

Attacks are in fact
The sign for asking for help
Now it’s up to you

The Achievement

THE ACHIEVEMENT

The travellers’ goal is not
To gain some something
Which they do not have
But that of relinquishing
That which they are not

Role Play

ROLE PLAY

What wonderful stand-ins we make
You cast as my absent mother
Me cast as your absent father
Let’s go nail it on the retake

Shush

SHUSH

After a frantic youth
Found a well-trodden path
Discovered less is more
Where talking is concerned

At Long Last

AT LONG LAST

When I

At long last

Have learned
To view people
As I view flowers

I shall

At long last

Have made some progress

Sermon Sans Mount

SERMON SANS MOUNT

Learning
To understand
And overcome
Fear

May be
The most important
Hurdle to overcome
In life

Everything within us
That is not founded in love
Is founded in fear

Everything within us
That is not founded in fear
Is founded in love

Smitten

SMITTEN

Everlastingly unfolding
We attach ourselves
But then that’s our choice
No blame, no blame

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