Thine Own Self

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December 17, 2014 by Melanie L.

wrinkled BalloonIt drained from me at the pace air escapes knotted balloons: imperceptibly until the external pressure to grovel carved a wrinkled maze to Stepford on my soul.

Deflated, I easily blew off course, where I settled under connubial rubble, and found peace.

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14 thoughts on “Thine Own Self

  1. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    Really striking image that you’ve carried all the way through. Great 42!

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  2. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Love the carving of a wrinkled maze!

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  3. Imagery you used here is great. ♥

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  4. GennaClaire says:

    Beautifully written, as always, Melanie. And much to think about. I read and re-read and re-read again. 🙂

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  5. Silverleaf says:

    “A wrinkled maze to Stepford” is just brilliant! Love this and happy to see you here 🙂

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  6. Stacie says:

    Love the Stepford reference! Peace is such a nice thing to find, especially under those circumstances.

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  7. This was the best I read on the grid this week. Powerful!

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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