Jul 27

A prayer

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash

Gracious. omnipresent. deliverer.
Wherever we go, there we are

So, here I am.
Hopeful. In need of grace and in this place of not knowing

Here I am.
In wait. Partaking of daily sustenance

Here I am.
In need. Letting go of my wrongs and those who’ve wronged me

Here…

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A poem

Photo by Tokyo Kohaku on Unsplash

Leaving leaves me with space for joy.
Just in time to be my own.
Self-esteem improved with the
distance. I hold her in higher affection.
I hold him with greater curiosity and
kindness and now freed I fly.
Unclipped wings return to
the nest, unpressed,
and taking time for rest.

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Jun 1

A poem in pain

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

I often wonder if the pain I’ve
Endured throughout life is meaningful.
The pain as common as stomach aches,
migraines, and menstrual cramps

Or as uncommon and life-upending
as twisted ankles, strange diagnoses and
Recovering from major surgeries.

Is it true that the Pain serves to
offset the Pleasure? That you…

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Prompt: What is your joy?

Photo by Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash

My joy is a new pen gliding over a fresh
unadulterated page. My joy is the curve
of letters, the crafting of masterpieces
out of the stringing of words. My joy
is a story told from here to her
and there to them. My joy is
this poem & the repercussions
of a quiet moment…

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Mar 2

A call and response poem

A broken bowl repaired with gold in the crack to highlight the imperfections. This techniques is called Kintsugi.
A broken bowl repaired with gold. Photo by Riho Kitagawa on Unsplash

An empty vessel —
Mediations of a heart
Waiting to be filled

A shattered pretense
Mended with gold and virtue
Replenished with love

A void.
Toyed emotional boy.
Triggering soil. Burried life annoyed.

Potted roots hold truth and lies.
Mis under standing.
Received shock and surprise.

Connected no more to…

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Ashlea Morgan, PhD

Ashlea Morgan, PhD

I‘m a writer ✍🏿 & neurobiology Ph.D. 🧠 who studied how we think & behave flexibly. Grateful 🙏🏿 for family, friends, & food ❤️.