Enjoy Yourself

Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ chair. Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.~Guy Lombardo

At sunrise I fling open the blinds, view
the feeders and bare branches–just a few
red leaves still fluttering. A chickadee
might sing soon, a prelude customary

in my new space. Ataraxia grace
in a rocking chair framed by green plants placed
in a way to convey how I’ve escaped
the ungainly beliefs others might drape

heavy across their shoulders, masked and stooped
under the weight of foundations built, duped
and buying in to the false premises
such costly economic messages

destroying peace of mind in this psy-op
slyly leveraging–over the top–
human compassion for a straw man claim
designed to spin our wheels and seem insane.

Inspired by: Ungainly, Customary, Ataraxia and Prelude. And this amazing interview of Kelly Brogan. I absolutely love her response starting at 1:03; it sums up almost every conversation I have these days.

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Victoria Stuart

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

3 thoughts on “Enjoy Yourself”

  1. The chickadee is a Tit here. We have a good 8 different species of them as well.

    Sounds like you have a nice place again. I felt you were describing the glut of scammers about these days with the rest of your wonderful poem.

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