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Poems: Real Life Reflections by Amy

Mourning

I had a life I’d built it from the ground up Cultivated for decades The making of a well-liked person And it was a sham A hair shirt Ill-fitted to the person I’d become Each element, carefully selected Placed gingerly into just the right spot And it brought me zero...

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Tell me something good

You ask me to share about myself A perfectly reasonable ask Seeking to get to know another Strangely, this is a struggle for me Which I find interesting to observe A thread I want to pull on this sweater I’ve walked the Earth for a good little bit now I’ve been...

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Trust

A hammock stretched between vulnerability and boundaries Suspended by strong, intertwined ropes of communication That sweet spot Where you can be fully you with another Getting in initially can be tricky Feels a bit like you are falling But once you get settled...

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Not enough

Inadequacy A looming sense of foreboding I’ll be a disappointment to others Feeling that I am not enough Am I the only one who struggles mightily with this? It permeates my train of thought Weighing and measuring incessantly in my mind Never enough Mulling this over...

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Sitting with yourself is hard work

No distractions, no commitments I feel like a crazy person I don’t know who I am without a schedule I have no idea what my future holds And some days This is really heavy I want to reach out to friends But judge myself for being weak And instead suffer alone Always...

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Social Experiment in Self Control

Walking Reading signs Fear Intimidation Shaming Familiar emotions Genuine concern Panic Grounded in truth Love Makes we wonder As I debate internally And endeavor to not judge externally If this isn’t a philosophical battle East vs West The “I told ya so” message...

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Trapped

The irony is not lost on me We are sheltered in place In homes of our own creation We rejected a society Of living off the land So here we are Gazing, longingly Through panes of glass At the world outside A world that by all accounts Appears to actually be doing...

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Blank Slate

Your old life is over The page has turned That chapter, complete So now what? At first blush, a daunting question Be practical, your default Be adventuresome, your desire What does the world need That you uniquely do? Lean in there Feel your way Through the dim light...

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Musical chairs

The music stopped, suddenly We find ourselves seated Pausing for a moment Anticipating the music restarting Strategizing how we will secure the next chair But the music hasn’t restarted Shelter in place We find ourselves seated And it sinks in This is my chair for a...

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Lighten up, Pussycat

I’d forgotten Mired in self discovery Life doesn’t have to be deep all the time There is still room for play Just for play’s sake You don’t need to be plugged into Source 24/7 It’s ok to goof off Be silly Not take yourself so seriously From time to time Have fun Make...

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