Poetry | And then…

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Is this what we do?

Try to remember moments

when mortality seemed mythical,

when walking gave way to dancing,

when story, ours, lacked history, and

when…, and when…, and when…

And then realize the futility of the process.

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Happy Writing!

Until Next Time!

D.

 

For the sake of normalcy

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I pour a cup of tea, sip it, delighting in its aroma.

I pack my bag for work, glance at news headlines on my phone, and contemplate dinner.

I prepare lesson plans and life plans, all the while wondering if any of it matters.

I place my keys on a magnetic hook, glance through a new book, and consider leftovers.

Life has become a news stream, a ticker tape parade of banal bits and sordid pieces, that fails to bore or shock anymore: a birthing of and dying in indifference.

I pick up my pillow, hold it close, finding comfort in nostalgia.

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Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

Reconnecting

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Another grey summer day in Japan and life continues on. I wake up to a wall of clouds outside my window, the sounds of money being earned with each passing car, and the hazy whispers of my partner. It’s barely 6 AM.

I consider 24 hours earlier: I was standing in her apartment, face unwashed, clothes disheveled, emergency backpack straddling one shoulder, and wondering if this was our last moment together–North Korea had launched a missile towards the north of Japan.

A few months earlier, I arrived in Japan with a baseline plan of refocusing myself, laying the groundwork for accomplishing future goals, surviving earthquakes, and embracing the unknown.

This morning I am content with waking to a winter-like sky, watching my partner eat leftovers for breakfast while taking pleasurable sips of a Starbucks’ soy green tea (matcha) latte, smelling burning sandalwood incense, listening to passing cars and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on YouTube, and wondering and planning what else the future holds.

I am moving forward with writing, with loving, with being loved, with enjoying the simplest aspects of life while appreciating how complex life can be. For now, I’ll return to daily blogging, sharing my thoughts about life in Japan, how I’m managing my fibromyalgia, and whatever else that comes my way.

Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

#Poetry | The Door

The Old Blue Door

The door

Doesn’t everything begin a long time ago?

Someone somewhere opened a door.

Someone somewhere locked it.

Someone somewhere knocked loudly,

then softly,

and then no more.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #109-Hope&Up

When Now

Trees will remember

our failures, centuries

passing like seconds.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 Sizzle&Sleek

Yesterday and Today

I walked three miles

under a red umbrella,

shading summer’s heat.

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