Shaded

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I’m standing
not in the way but
out—myself
here somewhere
yet not quite ready for this
trough that releases

emptying,
revacating the
premises–
I borrowed time
from all those appointments with
destiny, unkept

Reopen
the scar, make room for
new bloodveins,
roots, branches,
a forest to surround, sing
alive alive-O

Imagine
what strange things fortune
could reveal
in its own
time, centered in a place where
the lines intersect

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, and NaPoWriMo Day 29(!) a meditation on one of my many states of being.

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23 responses to “Shaded”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Dreams and time–love that last stanza–indeed, what could happen? (We were discussing time lines/time travel in the car yesterday.) 🙂

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  2. rivrvlogr says :

    Tree of life.

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  3. Jodi says :

    Wow! another great one!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. D. Wallace Peach says :

    This truly gave me chills. It feels so ancient. Mesmerizing.

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  5. Jane Dougherty says :

    That is a beautiful meditation on time, where we stand in relation to it, and what we do with it, how it shapes us.

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    These words remind of the renewal of life over time.

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  7. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Ohh, this is a fine intersection of words, images and mental pictures.

    Like

  8. Sue Vincent says :

    Stunning, Kerfe. I absolutely love that final stanza.

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  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! Your poem is beautiful! A lot of depth to it, especially about opening a scar and making room for new roots… something not always easy to do. I also like your colors, there combinations are so interesting! 😃

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