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 . . .

damn truth

We do not touch the money, now
only digits on a screen. Ingredients
in our foods unknown, or what
scientists contribute to the scheme.
Price at the pump keeps going up,
still our cars can’t seem
to get enough.
Politicians are not worth knowing, or
deeds in which they partake, sin or
scandal widely-known, we
elect them anyway.
Damn truth be told,
between utter lies; they won’t salute
the dead, so many innocents die.
We won’t wash our hands, but
still waste the water
and share the blame.
We don’t care if we don’t want to,
our days continue just the same.

© 2018 j,g, lewis

sins and sorrows

04/11/2024                                                                                            j.g.l.

April is Poetry Month

Mondays are just young Fridays

Waiting for the darkness, but
not from the night. Waiting
for darkness to squelch the light
of the day.
Rare and strange and still
somewhat familiar, the Moon
caught crossing a path,
expectedly today.
Vision enigmatic, but solemn
and static. Naturally occurring.
We live with the darkness
however unnerving.

04/08/2024                                                                                   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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on August 21, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I keep, in the deep pocket of my packsack, a Swiss Army knife.
   Perhaps the ultimate resource for unexpected situations, the all-purpose pocketknife is regarded as the embodiment of multifunactionality and inventiveness.
   Well-used and familiar, my knife is always available when needed. Over the years it has opened cans of soup, bottles of beer and wine, sliced cheese and sharpened many, many pencils. I’ve adjusted components of my bicycle, and car, and tightened up plenty of loose screws. The flashlight has guided me through a few dark occasions.
   We are all like Swiss Army Knives.
   Folded up inside of us are tools and talents we require to get us through life, get us out of a jam, or cut our way through obstacles and situations we may have never thought we’d find ourselves in.
   Some of our features are not used as often as others, (or as often as they should be) but we need to remember they are there for us when needed.

08/21/2023                                                                                              j.g.l.

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