Redefinition

who are you
sum of your parts
but less
and more
and now that your parts are fractured
where
exactly
does that leave you

wife
mother
daughter
other
poet
princess
sugar dumpling
doctor, lawyer, indian chief?

but no
walking in darkness
dancing in rain
puddle splasher
Jedi slasher
freak of predawn
in silence
alone

lonely
likely
but slowly learning
to be okay
with alone

AprilJoy
4/7/2021
NaPoWriMo

Let’s Just Be

Isn’t there enough
trouble and strife
why can’t we all
just get on with life
let’s just be

Trite though it is
do unto others
seems to be missing
and me me me
is the song of the day
let’s just be

Do you sing in silence
meaningless words
meaningless silence
find first your center
let kindness escape
Let’s just be

Be caring
be sharing
be the still small light
shining in so much darkness
be passionate
be strong
be the one who willingly
allows others just to be
let’s all just be

AprilJoy
3/22/2021
NaPoWriMo

prompt from https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2021-april-pad-challenge-countdown-t-minus-10