Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Our eyes met
and our minds drifted –
years back – to a beach –
cold sand –
our feet cut by stones
we didn’t expect,
(because the movies never show them)

a conversation as demoralising as sand
between our toes –
annoying, awkward, inexterminable;
shaved hair tickling the back of a neck.

So when we part
we try to shake off shame
like sand between our toes.
Apparently inapparent – yet lingering
days later
in our toe nails and pores,
the cuts in our feet.

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Get Up or Give Up

As many of you have probably deduced by now, over the past year (via this blog) I have made positive thinking my mantra. However, as many of you have also probably wondered and questioned about me along the way, in no sense of the word am I always a positive, uplifting, inspiring person. There is an inherent difference between my online presence and my physical presence—but I waste no time worrying about it. 

Why?

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On Being Realistic

“Realistic” in the 21st century is otherwise defined as “being prepared to settle for the most negative outcome in your chosen path possible, and if by the smallest chance you do stumble upon an ounce of success, to realise that it will probably be short-lived anyway and in the long run won’t be worth the hassle so you should just quit now, save yourself the inevitable misery, and learn from everyone around you that what you want to achieve can’t be done”.

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