Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

original content and images ©j.g. lewis

a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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For A Shadow
Posted on April 30, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment



dead pencils
still leave a mark
salvaged from the litter bin
gave most of their everything
         from within
now surrounded
                     by cigarette butts
salad oil     tuna tins      phone
messages  hydro bills    coffee
grinds                    orange peel
rotting spinach             or kale
shoelaces             leftover pain
                              a sad refrain
   still saving a few scant lines
                              of sentiment
for a man
and a night
and a poem
                             for a shadow

© 2015 j.g. lewis

A Snapshot
Posted on April 29, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


 the shape of the mouth
            baring teeth
 brief moment between
               and anger
a snapshot
faded                not clear
         the smile
                          for tears

          all a blur

                        years later
had I not
known the predicament
     I would have thought
                 she was happy

© 2011 j.g. lewis

Any Pencil Will Do
Posted on April 28, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment



Bring me a pencil from
your travels,
so I may fill this empty space
with words I may express
were you here.

A pencil can fill a void,
thoughts tenderly into paper
so eyes more weary than mine
can see.

Broken or dull, any pencil
will do,
all can be sharpened to make
a point, and every
one has a story.

The pencil says a lot about
you have been, or what you have
been through. Honesty
always leaves a mark.

© 2016 j.g. lewis