Surrender all you know

Collecting
thoughts in the
scrapbook of
my mind —
pages
flipped forward
& back in time —
the chaotic
chronology
of me.

Too many
words spoil
the moment –
brevity
is the best
preservative –
short & sweet
like a sugar cube
dissolving on
the tongue.

Through it all —
the search
for self worth
was an
inside job —
no external
validation.

Arranging
letters
on my
Scrabble
board
brain —
mixing
around
consonants
& vowels —
making
the best
of what
I’m dealt.

Let your brain
go numb —
surrender
all you know —
give in to
the nonsensical.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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7 Responses to Surrender all you know

  1. bwcarey says:

    wisdom, words do hit the spot, it’s inside you, amen

  2. yes, the answers are inside you. so well written.

  3. It’s clear your brain hasn’t yet gone numb to write such an insightful, beautiful poem!

  4. colonialist says:

    My mind reveals someone who needed a course on scrapbooking …

  5. Amy says:

    “Through it all –
    the search
    for self worth
    was an
    inside job –
    no external
    validation. . .”

    Yes! Self worth -is- an inside job. Once you discover it, the need for validation from external sources slips into the background. At least, this has been true in my life. I hope it has been true in yours as well.

    Love this, Tyler. Thank you.

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