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My Face

June 14, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Each morning now I greet a face
A stranger, I don’t remember
Back in time or space
An older woman surprises me in the mirror
Each morning, when
I wash her face.

When did she get here?
When did she arrive?
When did she replace that young girl?
Who greeted me in the mirror
As I
Washed her face.

Glad she’s here
Glad she survived and got thru
All the world put on her plate
When I think about it
I’m glad she took that young girl’s place
The one who used to
Wash my face.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Dark And Dismal

June 13, 2019

Costa Rican fishing boat ~ Photo by Patrice

Dark and dismal is not the way
Open up, laugh and sing
Chase the gloomy clouds away
Bask in the sun filtering thru
Release your heart
See the beauty coming
Through.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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You Don’t Know, I Don’t Care

June 12, 2019

Perplexed Deer  ~ Photo by Patrice

You don’t know
I don’t care
Everything else
We must share

No one told me
This is the living I’ll do
Expressing kindness
Harmony and gratitude

You won’t come
Take my place
All the goodness done
Can be easily erased

So bless yourself
Pick your teeth
The world will turn
Regardlessly.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Swirling, Whirling Round

June 10, 2019

Lilacs in a Storm ~ Photo by Patrice

Swirling, whirling round
What is right, what is wrong?

My heart doesn’t know
My mind denies
My breath gasps in
My soul cries.

I wander
Taking in, looking out
Screaming
What is this all about?
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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The Way

June 7, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Bright Light ~ Photo by Brent

When someone is calling and can’t see their way

When hunger and anger evolve in a horrible way

When birds fly south in a most mysterious way

When storm clouds fold, pummeling all in their way

Is

When the earth shows, she knows

The way.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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I Have A Lot To Do

June 6, 2019

Butterfly ~ Photo by Patrice

I have a lot to do
The world, the universe
Moves not waiting
For the time that works
Just for me.

Not entirely

Move in sync
Dance in rhyme
Be the good
Commit no crime.

This will place me
In a space, a time
Where all I have to do
Is be me
And loving mine.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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How Did You Know

June 5, 2019

Cardinal Wondering ~ Photo by Patrice

How did you know the things
The things that you told
How did you know?

Did someone tell you
Did you hear a voice
Screaming in such a way
You had no choice
Do you know?

Did you feel the feelings
That expressed the words
Even you didn’t know
How do you know
Do you know?
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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