Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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Mondays are just young Fridays

So, I make mistakes.
   An oversight or three, here and there, or an error or lack of judgment can (and will) happen. My lack of foresight simply happens.
   We do not learn from our mistakes, but rather we learn from the experience.
   You cannot prepare yourself for all probabilities knowing a mistake is a likely possibility.
   Pay attention.
   Experience comes from noticing what you are paying attention to.

08/15/2022                                                                                     j.g.l.


That Moon


Maybe this Moon

with the power it bleeds

      will illuminate more

      unnecessary violence

     and greed.

       Maybe this Moon

         has memories

    it simply cannot forget.

       Some of us will relate

    while others regret.

  Maybe that Moon knows

        what it is all worth

   and sets an example

       for those looking up

         from this earth.

07/27/2018                                                                            j.g.l.

it was so

     scarcely we remember
       humble beginnings

   the when
                the where

     not consequential

   the why
        a true miracle

     for a time
     it was so

                 until it wasn’t

there are no humble endings

     but we are humbled
     by even its existence

08/12/2022                                                                                             j.g.l.

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other times
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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on October 29, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

What we leave behind is a reflection of who we are.
  Each of us scatters bits and pieces — tangible or otherwise — along the roadside, impacting the lives of so many other people. Poetry or pop bottles, love notes or legislation, debate or deaf messages; every act or action leaves some kind of a mark.
  This residue becomes our reality. Not all of it is good.
  We simply cannot continue consuming and assuming everything will be okay.
  We have a choice to let it remain, or to clean up after ourselves.
  It’s messy.
  Things are getting out of hand; it has been that way for quite some time.
  Each of us has a responsibility to make this world a better place. Individually, and together, we’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do.
  However, we need to be realistic. It can’t happen all it once (it has taken years to arrive at this state), but consistent, incremental action can halt, if not reverse, this devastation.
  Are you up to the challenge?

10/29/2018                                               j.g.l.

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