note to self

just notice
it’s a revelation
a laying bare

when you examine
your carefully
constructed stories
of how things are—
you discover it’s
a house of cards
pull one and the
whole edifice
collapses, leaving
you to meet
pure, indwelling
alarming at first
but not for long

inside, outside and
all shot through—
awareness aflame

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

2 thoughts on “indwelling

  1. heatherbeeingasquet

    The house of cards image really hit home… for now my mind follows the stories, yet there is a noticeable relaxation and ease when reading many of your poems… perhaps the beginnings of a breakdown (in the best possible sense.) Thank you for your words.


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