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No Choice But To Move – By Lisa Perez

…if only the doubting self could
Spin counter it’s orbit
She stands
Still
Even though she knows
Better will always
Come here and
Now
Those miles clear
But corners are tricky
Can’t see past the bend’s
Blind spot

She got up and made coffee
And thought about leaves
Good Mourning doves
Paced at her doorstep
Her heart quickened
She sipped slow
What was she supposed to–
Remember?

The pace of cow’s chewing grass
The length of animal waste
A sloth convention
The therapeutic process
The speed of a snail
The time it takes to cook a turkey

She has no choice but to move
She has no other move but–
The chess board demands an opponent

Lest she be mawed
Or eliminated
Threatened
Dis-eased
Stepped on
Raw

She looked up from her cup
Ah, she remembered: “change”

She was moved

Your turn…

About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, writer, editor and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and Notes from my Brain projects are ongoing. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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2 Comments

  1. Thank you…I love this!

  2. Beautiful Lisa…….you are a SUPERSTAR. xoxxo

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