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Red, Yellow, Grey Halation Study
Digital Image, Jean-Marie Lee, 2019

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

You Decide

It’s finding the grey area
When you stop wanting
A clean definition

So, you screwed up—
All those times— mere seconds

And they say don’t—
Let the bad define your life

But you can’t change
You’ve been effected
So embrace change
Living a dreary spring

And when you’re ready
Everyone’s moved on

So you say I love you
Needing to believe
Some days you feel it
Some days you don’t

You wonder what can repair it.
You pray listening— not asking.
You want to be different.
You want everything but this.

You want to know why, how, what if
But you can’t change the past
While planning for the future

And time slips by
With each I’m sorry

I’m not your envoy
Or scapegoat
Or a subtle omission

Yeah, we’ve got different memories.
Yeah, we’re different people.

And we still have to believe.
And we have to live.
This is the only life we’re given.

So, I can forgive not forget.
Knowing— I am stronger.


In Honor of Saint Pudentiana
on her feast day, May 19, 2019
because she refused
to worship the Roman Emperor.

Saint Pudentiana

Death Comes For The Archbishop
Willa Crather



Plog Post: Sunday, May 19, 2019