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     “A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within himself.”     – Soren Kierkegaard



Once  I was energetic.  Spongy, I should say.

The  world was at my padded fingertips;

Opportunities  had lain outside myself,

and I  pushed and pulled at them in stride, at a run, at a pace…

Muscle, sinew, tendon

In tandem.


Ah,  I have since become marrow-minded;

Musing about the past in relaxed repose; a tango, reimagined-

I have no nerves left to get upon.

My cross-legged cantilevers in stop-motion non-animation,

My inward comfort lies in

A calcification of accomplished dreams.

A. Locke 2013


Photo credit:  Brain Pickings