This time you waited until everything went away and everyone came back again. Then you spoke quietly about what was real. And all things cold became warm with the sun’s inside turning truth out of the heart of sublime dark gravity.
Why are we hurt by certain things when we know our worth is greater than what has been done to us? Of course this is an eternal question.
We do all of the things. Self-care, work-to-avoid, soothe, distract, etc… & yet the pain never goes. It’s always hurt from things that shouldn’t be of such great consequence which is all the more unnerving.
I mean often of course it is a great trauma, & the depths of grief seem an endless traverse. This, however justifies itself through the healing process, because we know it was significant, such as the death of a parent, for example.
Those things though which are blips in our lives, or perhaps hadn’t much to do with us in terms of how we experience them, how we are treated, they can last for too long, our hearts enduring immeasurable suffering as a result.
I suppose that’s exactly the point, the most meaningless things are the most lingering. We put meaning into something relational or structural, & its eternal return happens to be meaninglessness. That’s very problematic on our bodies.
Perhaps there is nothing emptier than giving meaning to life & having it returned as cold confusion & meaninglessness.
Something stolen like that has to be remade or returned. It has to be taken & reinspired or it has to be reciprocated. One, the other or some. But not none. It wasn’t love meant for me. & broken-hearted, I come to accept this. Let it multiply in quantum even when you […]
Did you know that the ampersand was once the 27th letter of the English alphabet? It’s truly one of my most favourite symbols.
This means ‘and’ was once a letter & so crucial it became a member of the alphabet; similarly written to the number 8, denoting infinity, yet the ampersand is beautifully open ended.
Well it’s no wonder how much I love the meaning in that because I never see any work as completely finished…why I’m also so fond of the ellipsis.
All this to say, dear blogosphere, I encourage you to take a look back at any of my previous pieces because I wake up with edits I hadn’t even thought of on my mind. & I want every poem to be the best it can be so I do implement them.
New stuff coming, however if you are curious, also about my writing process, you might be interested in rereads. 💜
Thank you for being here. This blog is doing unexpectedly well thanks to you. I’m really excited to share my writings with all of you.
Also, I’m thinking of blogging reflections on writing, & on creating poetry in particular. If you are interested, please let me know by liking &/or commenting, as well if there are any topics or tips you would be interested in reading from me about please let me know.
I may start this anyway, but would love your feedback. You can message me directly on the about page of my website as well.
If you have thoughts about ellipses & ampersands, please do leave those too…