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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Private Thoughts
Posted on April 3, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

What are you thinking
at that time of night,
when nobody knows
how anyone feels?
How do you respond
to private thoughts?
What do you think?

04/03/2022                                                 j.g.l.

April is Poetry Month

Here Is Not Near
Posted on April 2, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

If I had known that, I would
also be alone;
alone inside my head, where thoughts
would circulate like the blood
inside my body
between my ribs. Also
between my lips.
where words would no longer flow.

There were now only my eyes
with nowhere
to look, no more beauty to absorb
because inside my head, so many things
crowd the memories
I had attempted to build.
And I think; I think that
I am still here.

Anger sits between my ribs
I am still here.
Watching my blood switching from
red to blue, as if it is a habit. Automatically
I scream from the outside.
Hopeless on the inside. Help me.
I want to get out from here
desperate on the outside.

Those who surround me, strangers,
do not see.
They turn a deaf ear, since it is
but my loneliness following me everywhere.
Maybe a year, maybe even longer.
I am still here. My anger, I keep it,
there is no exit from the outside.
Here is not near.

A smile had, once, looked at me,
believed in me.
Happiness cut through me, finally.
A hand offered support, and this option
I loved, as only I could.
Whoever can say, who was aware,
that so much could be built upon a smile
and so much could be taken away.

©2013 j.g. lewis


© 2013 j.g. lewis

April is Poetry Month





letters & words
Posted on April 1, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


April is Poetry Month.
April is a month of celebration, as well as a month of commitment.
Each day of this month I will share my words and poetic observations here:

                                                                                     Come back and see me.
      04/01/2022                                                                       j.g. lewis