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6 Impossible Things 4/6/YoP


"When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. 

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six 

impossible things before breakfast." TTLG&WAFT

- L. Carroll 1871


With the way things are

like always except more so

The Reminders hang everywhere

although invisible -- they are the only 

Things the World can see

They Celebrate our Fragility while we

finally get a chance to get good

truly and deeply good 


at holding Space

An opportunity to apply Gratitude

and Acceptance to the Past

while clarifying what gives us

Appreciated Futures


Oh and Time -- The Time

to rid ourselves

Of the 6 lies we tell

before breakfast:


  1. The You who awoke is the same You as

the One who went to sleep

  1. In the future You will be different

  2. You will never die

  3. You need not be reminded of Death

  4. The Self does not exist

  5.  You are the Exception


I’m feeling listless and uninspired

with a slightly runny nose

while bound indoors

I hope my

allergies are 

acting up.

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You capture the anxiety that seems to be endemic as of late with a relatable expression of the malaise:

... I hope my

allergies are 

acting up.

You've effectively helped this reader feel it.


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Juris,  So clear!  I was right there with you.  I finally took a Zyrtec and yes the allergy symptoms subsided.  It is Spring.  But in the midst of a pandemic, locked inside, the malaise overcomes the reasoning and stifles creativity.  At least for me.  It certainly didn't for you.  This poem is thoughtful and clear and right on how many of us feel and think.  This is a keeper.


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