Pictures are great.
They give a snapshot
into a moment in time.
Our eyes see what happened
and we enjoy the delights of that moment.
Only problem is
looking at that gorgeous plate of food
still does not feed our stomach.
It does not tantalize our taste buds
but it is a delight on our eyes.
So feed your soul with your pictures of food
and hopefully someday
somebody will recreate the dish properly.
And pour into the world.
Turn that frown upside down.
It takes less muscles to smile.
Stop using cliches
And be done with the horror
When your emotions run amok.
Do something nice to your self.
Make your brain happy
So you can be gentler to yourself.
Cat treats in the nip.
Bills sitting unopened.
Yearning for the sun.
Wallowing in the curtained basement.
Watching youtube videos
and ignoring life.
Until my youngest brings me a caramel.
necessary to manage symptoms.
Things we can control
and things we can not control.
Drugs, medication and the advise needed
when taking them.
Some of us
cannot live without medication.
Others who do not need it
do not always understand.
I want a normal life
but everything I take belies that.
Ownership is ninth/tenths of the law.
Yet whose law is it?
Is it right to keep something
just because you found it?
Stealing happens when you take something
that is not yours.
So what happens when you steal something
and then change the laws about it.
Can changing the laws really justify your actions?
I guess a lawyer might know.
Though their answer will depend on what laws they are defending.
Outside it falls.
Inside the skin is filthy.
Water is essential.
Love the liquid that loves you.
Looking behind me
Never seeing perfection
We want to be better.
Yet ideals are not broken
As growth becomes our mantra.
Don’t mean that much to me.
Anything I have to celebrate is minor.
Patriotism is too engulfing.
Birthdays are awkward.
Maybe I could throw a divorce party?
Or just hide in my room
and let the children weep.
The person who decides what work needs to be done.
Whether ethical or professional.
He is not a dog’s best friend.
Do I recognize the number?
Is it identified?
Unknown remains unanswered.
Long distance only if I call them.
Scammers will not leave messages.
So now I just have to remember to check the voice mail more often.