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Saturday, March 3, 2012


I move,
Step back
Confused and fragile
Hiding from truth
But it stalks and hovers
I shield my face from the probing eyes
But not reacting is reacting,

Ostrich misses but never stops moving life
Just delays the rising flame
Burnt fingertips

A moment more
Deep shuddering breath
Brace to face the fire
Acting to react

This is in response to Theme Thursday at
and ABC Wednesday at


  1. You capture the flight and fright of life perfectly..breathlessly..great write (and thanks for following)..Jae

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback :0)

  2. Not reacting IS reacting, yes.
    Very clever!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Beautiful sentiments in writing.

    House in the Prairie
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  4. Sweet poem and so true. It took me a while to learn but facing issues actually helps them resolve a lot faster, and the pain while initially intense, usually eases faster when faced!


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