Carrying On, Not Starting Over

I have turned over leaves

again and again

until all I had left

were twisted, splitting stems,

and the resolves I was spouting

were the same

just recycled,

and the hopes I was clutching

were dim

and uninviting.


Now I am taking the time,

to untangle myself.

To find the answers

in stories already spent.


There is no starting over,

no beginning again.




I am me and I am I,

I do not wish to be anyone else.



Daily Post: Renewal


  1. I love this, especially the ending. Reminds me of the “new year, new me” thing, except you’re still the same you and it’s just another day. You have to work with what you have.


    1. Exactly. This year my blog hasn’t done as well as last year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t built on what I had in 2015. I haven’t achieved all my 2016 targets but I’m closer than I was in January.
      It may take me longer to get where I want to be than expected but it doesn’t mean I won’t get there. Thanks for reading and commenting. It’s nice to hear people are reading my work and enjoying it. 🙂


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