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Waiting, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Waiting ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #333

I wait my turn
Impatient
For the opportunity
To challenge
The sky
Leave the storm sodden Earth
Rise into the promise
Of light
Breaking through the cloud

But why?

Why wait?

Is not the sky
Beckoning?
Are these not wings
To lift me?

There is no control tower
No queue for the runway
My hand rests
On the throttle

All that’s needed
Is the will to engage
The engines

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Disorder in the Wake, Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo Ferry, Georgia Strait, British Columbia, Canada

Disorder ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #312

I have convinced myself
That chaos follows me
As if a companion
Or a stalker I can not shake

Until today’s revelation
That it is merely disorder
Of my own orderly creation

Like the roiling waters
Left in the wake

Of a vessel underway

And I am always underway
Though always looking back

Focused on the havoc
Left behind
In the lives of self and others

Manufacturing in my mind
The spiritual narrative
Of a Job-like tragedy
That relieves me of responsibility

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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