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Poem: Meaning

i read somewhere,

that your purpose is

to give your life meaning

Clever, i’d thought then

now, never a truer thing I saw

It’s all experience, hands-on

full throttle even when time

moves at a snail’s pace

It’s a real thing, to have died

and still, be breathing, limbs moving

It was/is my experience living on this edge

To know what it means

to have a freezer-burned soul

The thaw promised growth and healing

What’s good for me was not for the polar bear

Scattered around my body

are holes i dug with my

bare fingers

Like from the earth my mother came

ivy and moss flank the trellis of my ribs

to hold myself to me,

Perhaps, i realize, not so i did not fall apart

but to contain the new thing I become

each time i change

into the thing i’m supposed to be

i know what it means to

sit quietly at dawn and to

let the dew bathe me Continue reading

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Random thought: Be careful before you bite.

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Our bodies are our shells, a safe house and a home for our souls.

Like a house we have different rooms inside of us. We need to have our internal spring cleaning every now and again for healthy functioning.

But a shell is just that, a shell. What’s important is what’s on the inside. One mustn’t concern oneself too much with outward appearances, for beauty is only skin deep.

So be careful before you bite, for who knows, within the alluring red apple might lie a rotten core.

– Devina

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