Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

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Each problem carries the seeds of its own resolution
camouflaged by preconception and a general lack of faith.
They germinate overnight, tentative sprouts of ‘what if’
and ‘maybe’ reaching out to the first light every morning.

Sometimes they live through
cold water poured on them, or their
roots being pulled up to see how they grow,
but transplantation is iffy, only a few
have been known to survive the grafting of
guarantees and fail-safes onto their fragile stems, and
genetic modification begets nightmares.

Such a simple thing; a sprout.
Next time one appears I will just put my hands
in my pockets and watch it grow.



Why I ‘tion’ New Year’s Resolutions

There’s a simple explanation
For my lack of inclination
To indulge in the formation
Of a New Year’s resolution.
Though it isn’t quite revulsion
There’s a clear lack of compulsion
That could lead to my expulsion
From your New Year’s dissolution.
For I know, without exception,
All attempts at deep reflection
Would be merely self-deception
Causing foolish obligations
To impose untold restrictions
And abandon my addictions
To some foolish New Year’s fiction
Fraught with cruel self-castigation
And my poem’s culmination
Is that simple explanation
For my insubordination
Toward New Year’s resolutions
I don’t wanna!



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