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Poems: Real Life Reflections by Amy

Too much

Too much

Some days the energy from others Gets stuck in my own soft spots It burrows under the skin Kicking up things thought laid to rest And the emotions bubble up Seemingly out of the blue Weird ones Tears form Seriously? I’m upset about THIS? Chicken or the egg - Was this...

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Purpose

Purpose

I had a job once We were always On Crises to solve at every corner Never any real downtime And I recall my goal To make things more efficient Work smart not hard And then the pandemic happened And everything slowed to a stop Time for reflection And this concept of...

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Sugared cereal

Sugared cereal

If you want something Go make it happen Sounds simple Yet I was unable, unwilling On a very real level It’s ok to want things Even if they are Impractical Cannot be justified Cost money For healthy-minded individuals This is obvious For the diseased mind however This...

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Settling in

Settling in

Feels like summer vacation has wrapped up Living in limbo for months Waiting for the other shoe to drop Or things to get back to a semblance of normal Nothing seems to be any clearer Yet I sense it’s time to get back on track Whatever that means in a pandemic world I...

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Doing the work

Doing the work

I feel as though I’ve put myself through the wringer Over and over Learning the lessons Incorporating new insights Just when I think “I’ve got this!” That’s when it’s time to go down the rabbit hole again Humbling process But I can see the wisdom We only get what we...

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In a world full of darkness, there is still light

In a world full of darkness, there is still light

Things have been heavy No doubt about it Proverbial apple cart upturned Reality questioned Certainty tossed out the window Plans for the future, trashed summarily And yet, slivers of hope True beauty Clarity The Great Pause has given me a great deal An abundance that...

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Wokexhausted

Wokexhausted

Adjective 1. completely or almost completely depleted of mental and emotional energy directed towards being alert to injustice in society, especially racism This happens from time to time When I am working so damned hard To be open-minded Self-aware Expansive All of...

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Icing on the cake

Icing on the cake

Safe to be myself All facets, equally welcomed This is a simple concept But maybe not an easy one It’s a rare thing To feel comfortable Like it’s all good As an adult Like any good recipe, it takes several parts Main ingredients - Self worth Bravery to speak up when...

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Fierce but flexible

Fierce but flexible

Yin-yang Comfortable tension Permanently tugging, pulling, pushing, chasing one another Moderating, tempering THIS is the true source I’d agonized sitting on the fence Never committing But that was the point Delicate balance upon a fulcrum Your super power Not too...

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Taking up space

Taking up space

Been pondering this concept for a while Challenging old stories, paradigms I used to keep myself small, safe Palatable Easy-going to a fault Inconceivable that someone could think ill of me I’d generic’d myself down that far Slowly, parts of me that had been in a deep...

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