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 April 27, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Edge of darkness,
dusk signals the forthcoming night.

Fears settle, or are intensified.

As a child, my Mother called out my name;
a sign the evening was done.

City streetlights had just come on,

it was time to come home.
Dusk, then, signaled security

Twilight marked the beginning of the night for a teenager.

Time to spread seeds, share youthful conquests.

Adolescent dreams came alive.
Turn off the headlights.

We grow up at night,

learn the pleasures of another human’s body;
young women (or older)

who will, in many ways, turn you

into an man.

By nature, and by choice, you discover how
your body fits into another.

After dusk you learn

the secrets of the night. And responsibility.

Morning’s light will bring a new reality.
It was not always what your mother said it was.

© 2022 j.g. lewis


Posted on April 26, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

we weep

through scenes

at discordant notes
of movie scores

occasional television
commercials or even

unexpected memory

images often unfolding
in our mind’s knowing

take my handkerchief
clean but old

it has a purpose

wipe away
those salty tears

before they are absorbed
in this tainted atmosphere

and come back

to haunt us


04/26/2022                                                   j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on April 25, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

We don’t always do
the things that we should,
the things that we want, or
the things that we could.

It’s not always that we can’t,
(because we probably would)
but sometimes we don’t do
things that usually feel good.

You don’t need permission
to do whatever you want. You
just need to do what you do,
but do it for you.

04/25/2022                                          j.g.l.