Releasing What Emerges

Every word matters
like the wave sound makes
a stone sinking deep
while all around the waters ripple
spread and what we see makes
no sense discovered dissected or named

In the periphery, I hone my now-ness
unweaving all the tight constricted places
even as the narrative spinners’ temerity
steps up to ludicrous
plot lines with production skimpy and flimsy
digging up ads from early days of converting
true believers in the paradigm

each thirty-second spot containing
some essential lie required for the spoon-feeding:

this is reality
you must be satisfied with less
do not trust your neighbor
an invisible enemy is coming for you
be very afraid
compliance earns you safety
stay at home


Floundering in the morass of lies
each proclaimed evidence-free
we’re looking for soundbites and tweets

I sip hot coffee cooled by coconut
milk and collagen, say my balanced
healing requires proper nutrition

turn off the stream

I release what I’m tempted to cling to.
It’s all up to me.

Standing in truth, I summon sun
through darkness we emerge
in brand new pathways

I create

Soundcloud recording here.

Inspired by: Proclaim, Temerity, Steps and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt: the last thing you put in your fridge (coconut milk).

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Victoria Stuart

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

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