Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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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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Posted on December 10, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment




Eyes rubicund and bleary, ears
resonating with a day’s worth
of corporate clamour and
the bullshit involved; feet tired
from standing up to it all,
I arrive home. Bed unmade,
purposely so, in hopes the comfort
last found in this sanctuary
remains with dreams contained
within the linen’s creases. Quilt
sewn with patches of humanity,
my true psyche lays latent in a
downy pillow’s indent, coming alive
only when I am prepared
to give up on anything hindering
peaceful presence. Frustrations
stripped off with my clothing, I
attempt to tuck in my sorted genius
long enough to allow
anything that matters
matter. Horizontally, blood
no longer rushing frantically,
languid breath, eyelids shut
preventing stray light
from staining my darkness, I
return to familiar, yet unknown,
treasures of a dormant state.
Until I wake, only to have to go
through this life, again.

© 2016 j.g. lewis


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Choose Your Own Direction
Posted on December 9, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

  at your own speed,
        choose your own
glisten in the light     
  as you see fit.
   Show off
your unique shape,    
rough edges or sharp,
                 and don’t be afraid
of falling
    or uniting with others
    to whip up a storm.
when the season
        is right.
Stick around
         for a while, but
don’t overstay
         your welcome.
A snowflake        
   reminds us
 of a purpose
          and a place.

Posted on December 8, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Was yesterday
         all it needed to be?
Will today be enough?
You don’t have to decide
right now, you always
have time.              What
      is coming your way?
Is there ever enough time?
  Maybe you are not
      a morning person, but
     that shouldn’t stop you
from appreciating sunrise.
You’ll decide if it is enough,
                 in your own time.