The Impossible Price



A collection, completion

Moment upon moment

Minutes that stretch 

into years


is impossible

intangible, elusive

And yet

we strive, for

something, someone


that will take us


Breath and beauty

shadow and pain

achingly combine

Knitted together 


What is a moment 


When I am overcome

with the wonder of it all

I wonder if there are 

resources enough in 

all of the


to cover the price of

reckless abandon

This post is inspired by the Five Minute Friday writing challenge. Each week I join with this talented group of writers, free writing for five minutes (or more in this case) in accordance with a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘worth’. 

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The Ticking Paradox

I think in waves Fingernails in need of a snip Winter beachside holidays My body sharply reminds me  of the sleeping baby’s need for sustenance … I gaze forward in anticipation, wonder hesitation and fear Caught in the moment  the bouquet of uncapped colours strewn haphazardly as if forgotten … […]

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I conspire against it biding my time tapping fingernails against the steering wheel  willing life to return  to a ‘normal’ speed again … ‘Slow’ gives me too much space to ask questions to catastrophise, ruminate be Showing up the inconsistencies  A bright, glaring light of truth … Can I learn […]

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At first it lingers frustration brewing fears sparked Movements that don’t  flow, glide, settle Breathing ragged emotions heightened wistful glances to the  past … It burns a hole through which a  whole can emerge Glances of superiority  become flashes of  understanding, empathy, relief The pedestal slowly lowering for all the […]

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The Current

Pressure rising bubbling under the fragile surface words bouncing off  darkened faces Shallow, quick  desperate breaths … Gaze holding Hands busily twisting wheels and wishes Gratitude rising Peace blossoms Luxurious air  travelling inwards … Panic erupting clutching, grasping hoping for the swell of  pain to abate Breath ceasing body tightening […]

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A Common Life

So much of my life right now involves moments of routine, repetition and the mundane. Wake up, serve breakfast, get kids dressed, attend appointments/drop offs, make lunch, set up kids in rest time, make dinner, bathtime, bedtime. Often, you would be forgiven for mistaking days that merge into one – […]

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The Sphere

I only have these eyes  from which to see the world I only have these ears  to witness beauty unfurl These fingers type and try to make  a picture of what I take in This breath I can use to sigh  in regret or savour the satin  wonder of Ivy’s […]

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Going Into Combat

Confrontation. It is a word laden with emotion and the thought of it makes my heart race a little faster. Some people thrive on a good verbal stoush and I used to be one of them (just ask my sisters!) – relishing debates with my school and university friends, unafraid to […]

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Banding Together

When things go wrong, when sickness hits, when the rages storm… it is difficult to stand back and keep the global view in perspective. The little frustrations seem to add up to a negative whole, my self worth (tied up so often in what I do) seems to languish when […]

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