Queen of Spades


July 15, 2018 by petrujviljoen

queen of spades flushed
out and in the open – still
– it’s me I’m praying for

12 thoughts on “Queen of Spades

  1. Hi Petru – It has been a while – Your work is coming out splendidly – I hope this finds you well! B

    • Thanks for thinking the work is getting better Bruce. A stressful time, very, but the work gets one through. Be well. P

      • Dear Petru – I MEANT to say (before I actually said what I did) that your haiku’s are cool, but your piece on your cat catching a bird and it surviving in your hat and sweater with you, is Great. I don’t know what you call that type of writing, but it had me coo-ing. Tough times here too – I’ve been in hospital again and took a mental health break from the computer which was beginning to haunt me. B

        • Thanks Bruce. I saw you weren’t posting. I can also get a bit involved on the internet and am about to take a break for a week or two just to actually have a life of sorts. It gets addictive. I’m not sure we’re not being flashed with subliminal notices to hook us in further. You must be glad to be back home.

        • I get removed from the security of my livingplace and taken across the country because of the shortage of beds they say and end up in a strange place surrounded by strange people and I am supposed to recover from trauma! which they will talk about but won’t recognise. OH well. Other than that I have not a responsibility in the world except to myself. So I choose to live like a poet sometimes, rather feral-ly ! X

        • Therapy at government cost isn’t the cosiest situation – I’ve been there! At least they let one go at some point. Be well Bruce.

  2. Jules says:

    I believe praying for oneself is very much allowed by most faiths.
    Recovery of any situation that has us off kilter, starts with the self.

    • Thanks Jules. It’s a fact we were brought up to believe others are more important than oneself. 🙂

      • Jules says:

        …like men aren’t supposed to cry… some things were only self serving to the ones that wanted total control. When we take full responsibility for ourselves then we can give to others honestly.

  3. qbit says:

    Terrific last line!!

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