Shawn L. Bird

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cocooning March 30, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:17 pm
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I am wrapping myself ,

Twisting into taut threads of myself.

Coming in

Closing out

Excluding all.

No gatherings

No natterings

No blatherings

I am pulling the strings

and waiting

for wings.



The last couple of weeks I have felt many pressures to meet expectations, complete tasks, go along with plans, take charge of things, etc.  I have a number of large professional obligations ahead this month, and I need to focus.  I don’t want to be distracted by what other people think I should be doing.  I want to be left to the work I need to do, in my own time, with the ‘down time’ I forge that is actually the time when the creativity is simmering on the back burner, working for me.

Do you find other people get in the way of your goals?  How do you deal with it?  Have you learned to say no to extended family expectations and imposed obligations to do what you need to do, whether or not they approve?  How does it work out for you?



4 Responses to “cocooning”

  1. Beautiful. Weaving a future from a place of protection and safety.

  2. H. Ken Abell Says:

    I like how visually this poem is cocoon-like. Thanks for dropping by by blog, as well!

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