Stand out

20140113_d5c_20131123_0749_099_fb2-pheasant-malermb-id768Losing your fingers to frostbite

is one way of learning

the lay of land

as patient

night creatures

await their turn by sunset

we who are foolish

blunder across landscape

like lost phesants

littering harmony with mottled noise

when the car flings them to

roadside graves, warm and feathered

twitching their gory surprise

it is the still ebon crow

hungry for ojos

stark against his watch

who shall taste their regret

for dressing too brightly

attracts less than one might guess

in worlds where to last

you must blend a little

with surrounding color

lest you stand out


16 thoughts on “Stand out

  1. Oh lord I’m there with you! At the same time, something to remember is, as an empath but also a very likable person, people are always going to pay attention to you, and want to be near you, that’s your magnetism, you can’t really alter that because it’s such a part of you. I think that is a good thing, some people without meaning to be, are the exact opposite, repellent almost. Better to be the sun under which everyone wishes to be. It is because you shine so brightly and you actually are truth telling those are rare and lovely traits that come around not so often xo

  2. I liked the exchange with Soul Gifts. Understanding our “gifts” as a destiny of our own choosing and not some random act of Darwinian Natural selection, we open up to a consciousness that is our divine right … we become unencumbered by personality, and ego becomes an ally …

  3. Soul Gifts (Raili) is a WONDERFUL lady I have the fortune to know, and you would really like her also Peter, because she’s a lot like you in that she’s very bright, intuitive and funny. She’s also into the sorts of things we are. She lives in Australia. Anyway I agree, understanding our ‘gifts’ in relation to who we are supposed to be in this world rather than it being random, is essential unless you wish to waste them. Then again I also believe in the power of randomness so I suppose I’m half-and-half on this. I do believe the more conscious we are, the more open, the more likely we follow a true path. I also believe in the value of being unencumbered by personality (I’m definitely NOT there yet!) it is a goal for all to reach if possible.

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