Feels like life is
flashing before my eyes

Circles I’ve fallen into
and out of

And some
I’ve wrapped myself up in
intentionally

And some I’ve fallen out of
or stepped out of
or set fire to

And maybe
I never fit for long
because I wasn’t me

And the camouflage
faded away

And I’d find myself
lost again

Wandering

Until I found another circle
that seemed more fitting

And the cycle kept repeating

And maybe those versions of me
were as authentic
as they could be

When even I
was disconnected
from the core of me

And now with every twist
and turn of the spiral
my connection
with myself is deepening

The camouflage
no longer necessary
for my safety

And instead
I find that it inhibits me

I’m still spinning
through the same spirals

But now
I’m riding them
differently

And I’m seeing
points of connection
that were once
hidden from me

And I’m ready
to spiral into
new beginnings

With ever expanding
authenticity

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