BulgingButtons

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A Walk

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I took myself on a walk this morning

Through the smoke and fog of time

Along the path covered in weeds

Back to the place I had almost forgotten

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

To the place where you held me

And told me you loved me

And made promises you meant to keep

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

To a place where I hadn’t yet heard of deceit

Where slander was unknown to me

And I assumed everyone was truthful

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

And turned my sight inward

And finally admitted

That I always knew there were lies

Because I was always a liar

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

And it felt good

To be out

To be free

To be on my own

In this space

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

And my shoe rubbed

And my foot ached

And my breath was short

And it was okay

Because I was feeling it all

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

And I was thankful

For the day

And the shoes

And the path

And the history I have carved into the limestone of my life

 

I took myself on a walk this morning

But I never left my home

I never left my head

I never went anywhere at all

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the teenage son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

13 thoughts on “A Walk

  1. I took myself on a walk this morning

    And my shoe rubbed

    And my foot ached

    And my breath was short

    And it was okay

    Because I was feeling it all
    ..This stanza was the best…Absolutely stunning work.

  2. Fantasy or confession? But interesting.

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  4. I so love this piece! Beautifully and touchingly written. Reminded me of something I wrote but yours is much more visual. You can check out my words here; let me know what you think and thanks for sharing your words with us: https://galeweithers.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/in-gentle-waters-which-may-not-be-that-gentle-after-all/

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and included the link to yours. I’m so impressed with your shape poem. I don’t know that I could come up with such deep thoughts. I would be thinking about the shape the whole time and it would sound like a six year old wrote it!

  5. Great piece. Very well done.

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