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Sunset Glitterbomb, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Petals ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #310

Perched
Beneath a sky
Of cobalt and lavender

While the dying sun
Throws glitter bombs
Off glass towers

But all I can see
Are three dots
Racing on the display

“Jason is typing”

This Schrödinger’s mobile
Holds two truths
Like petals pulled from a daisy

Each dot flashing in turn
He loves me
He loves me not

Both are true
Until the dots stop
To reveal the nature

Of the final petal

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La Sagrada Familia, from Gaudí Park Güell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Construction ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #308

I look at myself
A blur
In the foggy mirror
Every morning
Even after washing away
Another layer
Of accumulated detritus

Like the sculptor
Finding the figure
Inside the stone

Like a cathedral
Not yet complete
A hundred years
After the passing
Of its architects

I remain a work in progress
Under construction

In this life
In the last
In the next
All that have been
And all yet to come

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Lost at Sea, Incinerator Rock, Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Sea ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #305

I lose myself in the sea
In the sounds of the waves
Breaking against the rocks
And the subtler susurrus
Of foamy water
Climbing then falling
The shallow sandy shoreline

The tiny boats
I make from the thoughts
I no longer want to have
Recede with the dying waves
To be consumed by the surf

I prepare more
With all the parts of me
I never asked for
Or cannot be rid of
And watch as they glide gently
Into roiling oblivion

I am free
For the duration
Of an ebb tide

Soon enough
The flood comes

The inexorable sea
Returns them all to me

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Becalmed, English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Becalmed ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #303

A grey day
Light flattened
By a thick
Midday haze

Made all the more grim
By my mood
Impenetrable as the atmosphere

From full steam
To dead ahead slow

All stations stop

Close my eyes
Deep breath

Not stopped
Becalmed
Diminished light emerges

Find the blue
In sky and  sea
Contrast highlight with shadow
Underway, with tranquil gratitude