TALKING IT OVER WITH MYSELF By Peggy Landsman

TALKING IT OVER WITH MYSELF
 
I’ll learn to live and love by letting go
the foolish fiction I am in control.
Since all things change, what can I ever know?
 
Remember Heraclitus. Rivers flow…
The Earth’s a ball I balance on and roll.
I’ll learn to live and love by letting go
 
the urge to push the world when it spins slow,
and I’m in haste to reach some distant goal.
Since all things change, what can I ever know
 
that nurtures me and helps my whole self grow?
Perhaps I’ll find it with a kindred soul.
I’ll learn to live and love by letting go
 
those fears I failed to tackle long ago
when each new dawn required its patrol.
Since all things change, what can I ever know?
 
So many contradictions. Yes and no.
Such awful violence to becoming whole.
I’ll learn to live and love by letting go
each moment as it changes what I know.

Peggy Landsman is the author of a poetry chapbook, To-wit To-woo (Foothills Publishing). Her work has been published in many literary journals and anthologies, including The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press), Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes (C&R Press), Nasty Women Poets (Lost Horse Press), SWWIM Every DayThe Ekphrastic Review, and Mezzo Cammin. She lives in South Florida where she swims in the warm Atlantic Ocean every chance she gets. https://peggylandsman.wordpress.com/

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