Celebrating The Unseen

It’s clear that we must put our morals and the valuing of women ahead of party loyalty.  When someone does something wrong, you have to speak up and be counted. ~ Kirsten Gillibrand

He suggested that I conduct

an investigation into the past 

week and select a difficulty

that I still lingered over.

So I looked below the surface

thoughts of us versus them,

my right and his wrong.

I carried the conversation

in my gut like indigestible

food.  That niggling feeling

of unease gripped in my throat

unspoken.  The thoughts circling

in repetitive patterns,

nothing new here, trapped energy

with gates slammed and locked

while I take photos of the intricate

chains’ shadows.  How can I live

like I belong?  The hidden dictates

of my family, my community, my culture are

blinders, an outright blackout curtain.

How can I look behind them

into the invisible framework?

Not judging, just seeing

what emerges.  Each time I declare

what is wrong, I get trapped

into that sense of separation

so essential for the survival

of my tribe.  Locked in the defense

of the most fundamental lies:

We are different.  I am better.

And this global voice suddenly

available, the consequences as glaring

as the imperative to construct

a new paradigm.  The one-ness.

When I feed you, I feed us all.

Choosing carefully the ingredients:

each thought, each emotion, 

each physical sensation, 

all the unseen things

the sustenance of my new

unfolding planet.  And that’s

why I blocked Trump on Twitter.

Inspired by: Unseen Things, Linger, Below, Investigation

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

10 thoughts on “Celebrating The Unseen”

  1. “Not judging, just seeing

    what emerges. Each time I declare

    what is wrong, I get trapped

    into that sense of separation

    so essential for the survival

    of my tribe. Locked in the defense

    of the most fundamental lies:

    We are different. I am better.”

    These lines evoke a conundrum applicable to the commentary on Trumpism, but also with a greater universality. The imperatives of tribalism can make “feeding each other” so difficult. Thanks for the thoughtful clarity.

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