Unraveling


The chaotic bold,

Hides her shadow.

Underneath this bravado,

She shrinks.

Her quilted facade,

Is unraveling,

And soon…

She will be revealed.


As I was putting this post together, I realized a couple of things. First of all, I’m not comfortable writing words that aren’t bursting with sunshine and happiness (except for my occasional rants, or whispers of self-doubt). Let’s say it another way. This poem is not about me. Ha! It did, however, remind me of what I’ve mentioned before, about feeling like an impostor at times. That being said, maybe the piece was constructed by my subconscious mind.

Secondly, although the featured image started out as a total abstract (which was originally some very blurry lights), after thinking about the poem I did an alteration—and now I can’t resist the urge to share it with you! If you didn’t notice already, there IS a girl curled up in there; the woman who’s unraveling. So, now that I’ve told you… I guess it’s not so abstract after all.

I hope you’re able to see her, and not just a blob. I was going to make her even more subtle—and not say anything at all—but then, what’s the point? And I’m not so sure I like her there. I’ve saved my original, so it may come back another day, with a different (more uplifting) message.

That’s about all for now. Peace & Love!!


Word of the Day Challenge: Quilt
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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

6 thoughts on “Unraveling

  1. I’m glad the poem is not about you–thank goodness!! I may have to study the image longer…I’m not seeing the woman…but then, I do have cataracts.

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    1. Oh sorry Z! She’s down in the right hand corner, a shadow sitting down with her head on her knees. Maybe I’m the only one who can see here because I know she’s there!! Anyway, thanks for telling me. It was just one of those things… I got the idea and then obsessed over it for way too long hahaha. xo

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  2. I’m loving your writings. I “found” you randomly…I was reading a post of a blogger, I follow. Read your comment…it was quite interesting…felt the need to click on your name…and here I’m liking your frame

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