Couch for One (Plus One)

journey1

A Shared Journey

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 Getting Acquainted

1.8
your “therapist look”
what lies hidden behind that
nonjudgmental mask

2.3
what will she ask me
or will she ask nothing – yet
wait for my reply

2.4
I trust you and yet
I don’t trust myself to know
in whom I can trust

2.18
I wish you’d somehow
relieve me of this shadow
but that’s not your job

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Getting Annoyed

3.4
misconstrued feelings
I end up defending thoughts
that never were mine

3.9
I want to be heard
or so you told me, but then
you didn’t listen

3.10
not satisfying
agreeing to disagree
when I know I’m right

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Getting Serious

3.11
laid to rest for years
you pulled back musty covers
hurts to be laid bare

3.12
heavy question posed;
answers blowin’ in the wind?
or just flighty thoughts?

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The Response I Didn’t Say Out Loud

3.16
you look down, she said.
yes I am; I don’t know why.
I will try harder.

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Self-Sabotage

3.17
wallowing in mire
wish you could pull me out, but
I know that’s my job

4.12
when things go too well
I feel the need for poison
that’s what she told me

4.13
which poison to choose
self-loathing memory loop
usually works

4.16
walking a thin line
why do I find it so hard
to choose happiness

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journey3

Getting Contemplative

5.13
introspection time
I get your words but do I
want to make them mine

5.20
does it matter why
I feel and think as I do?
why yes, yes it does

6.27
what would I have done
if granted a do-over
hard to imagine

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Getting Better?

6.28
what will I do now
each day is a do-over
up to me to choose

6.30
So what now? I asked.
Indeed, what now? she echoed.
I’m hopeful. Kind of.

7.22
rearranged my life
or at least the living room
life is next in line

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The Daily Post Discover Challenge: Shared Journeys

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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4 Responses to Couch for One (Plus One)

  1. i think this is a beautiful way to share an experience, or a reflection on life, change etc – or a whole memoir…?
    favourite bits (just cos i can connect them directly to key people) 2.18, 3.9, and then “life is next in line”

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