With Only Absence

There are still
And perhaps there always will be
Periods in which
All that is
Fades away
Leaving only grey

In these times
It can feel
Like there is little left
As we struggle to find
Meaning and purpose
Some semblance of what was
In a world far removed
All we have come to know and expect

We stumble
Searching for
Signs of the familiar
In landscapes devoid form
And function
Defined only by a lack thereof

With only absence
To guide our way
To show us what is there
We proceed
Learning anew
What it means
To be

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I Have Heard Them Say

I have heard them say
You should know your place
You should know
What you are “for”
Fools, every one
For they do not know
Do not realize
That there is not such simple means
For defining what is inherent within
We all are born
Wet and alone
Searching soon for
Legs on which to stand
Words with which to speak

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Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

A while back (sorry, I have been busy as of late…), I was nominated for a Mystery Blogger award by Lawrence Illoc, of the blog Being Bipolar. Trying to break the stigma! (https://bipolaronlineblog.com/). Though it has taken me longer than I would like to respond, I am very honored by this nomination and accept it as such.

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