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Don’t rock the boat

“How are you?”
“Fair to muddling…” is my reply
Forgetting it’s important to not be honest
A boundary had been crossed
No eye contact made where an awkward silence ensued
Her knitted brow an almost cardigan…
“I’m fine!” I quipped
“I was just pulling your leg.”
Her relief so palpable a button popped off to land in my lap
“I am pleased Dear.” is the retort
A perfunctory pat and she was out the door
A wake of fear;
Of being contaminated
Of getting too close
Left in my life raft to bob about
My reality; it seemed, is I am at sea
Quite alone and taking on water
Black, oily and full of grief
It soaks into my bones
My heart freezes over
My mind becomes numb
I let go of the desire to breathe
Entombed in this way
I float on the river of life; flotsam, a reject
Not seen or heard
The wonder of the human spirit is reparation can occur
In spite of despair there is the ability to shine
To melt the most arctic
Allowing an ocean of tears to crystalise forming a place
In which to bank
A horizon of hope becomes apparent
A landing occurs where the heart and mind
Can take stock of their future…

4th May

Don’t rock the boat


Balmain East, Australia

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western society; generally, finds serious illness and death difficult to deal with and so too often the effected individual is left quite alone to ’get on with it…"
the stunning artwork “Into Oblivion” – PhotoDream Art please visit her RB site

Featured Groups: “Feminine Intent.” “Bits * Pieces.” Vibration in Art & Verse."
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