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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merciless sun
Posted on July 28, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

july heat
emotional drought
no wherewithal
no where without
an oppressive breeze
commanding so much
of your will
barely breathing
standing still
wilting in between
what must be done
and all you can’t
merciless sun
painful at times
temperatures deny
any sleep at night
no rest no rain
no relief in sight

07/28/2020                                     j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on July 27, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

One day to the next, Monday
and the rest, week after week
after week, the months begin
to slide together. One goes,
another soon gone, we’ve been
at this thing for far too long.
Have things improved?
Is an end in sight? Do we even
dream night after night? Or
is it still the same as it was?
Has it been four or five months
of knowing less than we did
and not as much as we should?
Have we dealt with it reasonably,
or did we just do what we could?

07/27/2020                                             j.g.l.




A Good Read
Posted on July 26, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

These pandemic days have drastically reduced so many time-honoured summer activities, but reading need not be one of them.
   There is more light, more silence, and more time to settle in to a good read.
   I’ve got a few books on the go; at least two of them have been on my reading list for far too long. They soon, like summer, will be done.
   What are you reading today?

07/26/2020                                         j.g.l.