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Dark night of the soul

Dark night of the soul

The Universe was tapping me on the shoulder But I wasn’t listening Too busy plowing through life The way I always had I started to fracture Unable to maintain the facade Pieces falling away in chunks A metaphor reinforced by physical manifestations Hair falling out at...
Picking a chocolate

Picking a chocolate

It occurred to me People are like chocolates in a box (No, I’m not parroting Forest Gump Hang with me for a moment) You take a look On the surface, they’re all similar Smooth, chocolate coating Packaged nice and neat Appetizing Upon closer inspection The shapes are...
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...
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...