Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #62
glances, hazel, cheek, pouts, small, spirit,
limp, months, letting, softens, tight, scar
The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #254
food, cover, lost, howling, rear, draw,
move, break, less, split, maps, still
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #305
Rear View Mirror
When spirit glances into past, might
go limp from all that has been lost.
Hazel eyes might want to draw cover
over scars that make lips pout for months.
But howling rage will only break the
spirit even more.
They say that time will heal, soften wounds,
still, or lessen the hurt, but who knows how
long that movement of minutes might take?
We could learn to see the scars as maps
that mark passages through life, tight places
we have faced, and lived. Letting them become
small flags of honor, bits of food that nurture
our story, splitting us free from the ordinary
and normal. Allowing us our own distinct brand
of individual uniqueness.
Elizabeth Crawford 6/5/16
Notes: At first the words just stayed on the page, refused to engage in any movement. Decided to go with spirit, and the rest of the words seem to agree. I used all of them except cheek.
Image is a digital painting someone sent to me. I’ve always liked it. It makes me think of star mapping, finding the image by connecting the dots.