Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Without a doubt

without a doubt
my house needs dusting
my widows need cleaning
my floors need scrubbing
my study needs tidying
my garden needs attention

without a doubt
my commitments seem overwhelming
sometimes
my workdays seem endless
sometimes
I wonder what it is about "NO"
that is so damn difficult

without a doubt
I love what I do
I'm proud to be teacher
&
learner
simultaneously
discovering all that
I cannot do
easily
keeps me hungry

without a doubt
complacency
becomes
so
familiar
it is invisible

without a doubt
I lose
my edge
unlikely
without a doubt

6 comments:

  1. You walk on the poetic l/edge between yes and no, no doubt.

    Thanks for the grounded reflection here. Great teaser in the last stanza!

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  2. Oh, I feel those first two verses completely!

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  3. You only lose the edge when you forget to hone yourself on the whet stones

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  4. without a doubt i like this poem

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  5. Aporia-thanks for the discerning comment on the last stanza. I was trying for a sense of ambiguity and am glad it had that sense for you. I also like your wordplay with the l/edge. Nice :)
    Madame-- glad you can relate; I was inspired by your post on cleaning up and finding all the unexpected booty.
    Pisces-- now that will only encourage me!! thanks!
    WM-no chance of that, I guess; thanks for the sharp advice :)
    timmy--without a doubt, I'm glad you visited and commented. thanks!

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