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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

The clock and the calendar move
forward incrementally, naturally
(as it should be) from a darker
winter we can’t leave behind to
something resembling spring.
In-between our seasons we take
whatever we can, where we are.
We have little choice.
A less-than-enthusiastic forecast
glares at me from a mobile device,
with greater chance of soakers
more than once or twice in the
week ahead as atmospheric rivers
come down to earth (a convenient
excuse for all it’s worth).
April showers still to come, as it
happens, as it is always done, we
keep moving forward step-by-step
mainly in spite of the weather.

03/27/2023                                                                                                             j.g.l.

of interest

your knowledge is
your currency

save up for what
you need or desire

there is interest
in your wisdom

03/26/2023                                                                                        j.g.l.

all my flaws

Who can you blame?
Are the feelings unjust when a decision is a matter of knowing you must find fault or favour with the ill winds of change?
It is never enough to simply rearrange plans or predicaments. It is like making a prediction of all my flaws with my faith as fractured or fragile as it is, or has been.
Far easier to see what I haven’t been doing.

03/24/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

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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To Wipe Away

Posted on April 16, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Interrupted evolution. Restructured
constitution blindly leading us through
these dense desperate days. Last gasp
effort before come what may.
   Unknowingly, in this life, at this time,
we carelessly lend our thoughts to
emerging issues of chaotic unrest,
entirely unimaginable consequences
and derivative theories based on the
unaccountable actions of others;
ignorant or otherwise.
   Disrespectful disruption in our once-
steadfast direction detracts from the
soul focus, purpose and strength,
taking us out of our personal space,
all too often, contributing yet another
layer of dust or deceit to these
ceremoniously complicated lives
we have been striving to lead.
   In unprecedented ways, we can barely
attempt to wipe away persistent residue
of weeks and years of neglect, trying to
remain accountable first and foremost
to ourselves. Aren’t we all
in this together? Expressed empathy
contradicts our haphazard humanity.
   How on earth can we be expected
to clean up societal problems if we all
have our own housekeeping to do?
   At this time, in this life, couldn’t we
all use a little more help?

04/16/2021                                    j.g.l.

April is Poetry Month
all poetry all the time
right here
poetry every day


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