The fog may be lifting

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments over the past few weeks as I’ve been struggling to find my way back.

I have been feeling like this:

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When I have wanted to feel like this:

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And even though I’m not yet entirely to that place of balance and creative energy that I’ve been hoping for, I am finding new energy and creative interest in small projects again. Slowly, slowly, step after step. Thank you for your generosity and grace in responding to me.

What I’m working on now

I have still been doing a poem effort almost every day, along with exercises from The Artist’s Way creative recovery book. And a little more writing here and there. Here is a poem I wrote last week:

Credit: Theresa Barker

Poem of Invitation

It is not far to my place
you can come after lunch
bring along the cat and all of the dogs
the turtles in their shells

The sun rises late tomorrow
and the feet play their games

Just come when you can
The table is set the cutlery is out
there will be butter on the table
next to the soft rolls
and the hot muffins.

Would there ever be another like you?
I don’t think so.

And the fog will descend around us
the cats will stalk back one by one
the dogs fall asleep on the front porch
the turtles, the turtles, the turtles
will bring in their bubbled heads
the soft rolls will be cut
and smeared with butter
and eaten – whole –
because they are so good.

And you will tell me a story
after the one I tell you.

Happy writing!

9 thoughts on “The fog may be lifting

  1. Yesssssss! Awesome Theresa!!! Beautiful poem. Really liked the stanza “Just come when you can
    The table is set the cutlery is out, there will be butter on the table, next to the soft rolls, and the hot muffins.”
    You are so gifted.

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    1. Oh! Soo wonderful to hear your words of encouragement. I feel the same about your writing, too. It’s always uplifting, and your stories have rare and wonderful observations that help me see the world in a new way. Thank you! 🙂

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