Mary Jane's Shoes

Mary Jane's Shoes

Musings of one person among many. Not exceptional in any way, as with all, I have exceptional experiences and varied reactions to those events. Mine is one of many life stories and how I manage and cope with the events which make my life my own, I attempt to put forth by way of my writings.

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Loose Threads

October 1, 2012


Her leash is twisted.

I notice from its shadow on hot pebbled pavement,

as the sun’s long fingers stretch

languid to the road.

A burn is felt beneath the surface,

of my chest.

With hands

pressing my head weighted,

I feel pressure from my monster

to straighten the dog’s lead,


lest I tease the evil once too often.


Order and symmetry,

symmetry or order,

of two, precedence is taken by which?


lists of lists tangled in each other,

I cannot separate.

As my sweating chest releases fear,

I try creating order in this world,

in my world.

The world will be neatly stuffed

into a pillow, perfectly sewn and packaged.

There will exist no loose threads.

No bulging parts, this pillow

where upon I rest my head,

my head which gets no rest.


Only as outlines approve

my eyes will see last light from the bedroom lamp

as he reads.

Threads secured, lumps flattened

as there is order and symmetry, or symmetry and order.

Of two words, which takes precedence?

Doubts, afraid I am.

Thinking must continue

as clear lines are slow in being drawn.

I untwist her leash as I turn


Not releasing the friend at my side

nor the monster

taking precious space in my head.

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I love it! Although my husband John and I are nibeews’ to the CAA, we are just as excited about the new format with current infos and photos giving me more convincing reasons to smile and sing joyfully of the beauty and plenitude of planet Earth under God’s magnificent Providence. The links to other sites are useful resources. Many thanks!


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