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Gridlocked

Far from home,
tired and spent,
feeling abandoned,
disconnected –

I am cut off.

Lacking independence,
damaged by betrayal,
I try not to need
and get tangled up-

cut off again.

The past haunts me:
a legacy of dead-ends;
abuse, addictions,
and mental illness-

cut me off.

Seek a higher road!
Spirit calls to me.
No! Stubbornness responds
I can do this myself –

But, I can’t.

Confronting shadow,
the nightmare is revealed.
Following Spirit
is the way –

I re-engage.


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VJKnutson

Writer, former educator impassioned by word play, questing to make sense of the great mystery that is life. Currently navigating life through chronic illness, and a minimalist lifestyle.

2 Comments

Drew mullings

Drew mullings · March 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm

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