This Mess Called Life

selective focus photography of pink peony flowers

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on


A penny for the boy
A peony for the girl
Oh the losing and winning
The dying and living…

Cry for sorrows
Laugh for joy
Smile at the mirror
Frown at the noise…


I want to stay right here
In this mess called “life”
Scare it off the pages
And watch it sparkle in the light.





2 thoughts on “This Mess Called Life

  1. I love how you’ve come to peace with the real world as you’ve let go of ideals. You lean into “what is” as you’ve leaned away from “what might have been”. You are a brave woman. Many find escape in romanticizing. I’ve not found it served me well.

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