contemplation 6

to hang up my hang-ups
my why-am-i-heres, not-good-enoughs,
not-determined-enoughs and why
would the world need more dreamers

we talk and you keep asking, but
could you get a job with that? how
many ways to sell my heart, make it more
marketable? i’m hanging up your doubts

alongside mine and hope
i will be less inclined to explode
if i pin on this belief: here is also a way
of being content

Inspired by Hafiz, “A Coat Rack,” translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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7 thoughts on “contemplation 6

  1. Nice job. Love how winding this is, and what you have done to that pine branch (I think that is what it is)!! If it could be just that simple to hang up our hang ups on a coat rack. Gotta love Hafiz for putting odd ideas in our head and then letting them wander through our poems to get worked out and renewed. 🙂

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