No Choice But To Move – By Lisa Perez

    …if only the doubting self could
    Spin counter it’s orbit
    She stands
    Even though she knows
    Better will always
    Come here and
    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–

    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
    Stepped on

    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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    1. Thank you…I love this!

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

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