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Her Ever Growing List of Things She Needs To Do

Updated: Jan 31


The Tasks Set Before Her

8x10 mixed media, soft pastel

The list of things she needs to do

is long

and heavy

and she is tired

from the dreams that wake her

she is tired

from the thoughts that keep her awake

she is tired of the way the world has changed and wants so much to have the old world back




if only she could find the answers to the questions that distract her

the answers that she once held in her hands

she must have put them down somewhere a while ago

too distracted to notice she didn't have them anymore

she can not find them now

now that she needs them

perhaps they are buried under the pile of laundry that stares at her from the corner of the room

she’ll get to doing that laundry one day

it’s on her list

to find the answers

it’s on her list


it’s on her ever growing list of things she needs to do

“Forgive me, that I manage badly, Manage badly but live gloriously,

That I leave traces of myself in my songs, That I appeared to you in waking dreams.”

― Anna Akhmatova

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