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Different Ways of Living

by Lucy Dan (she/her/她) 4 months ago in inspirational

A poetry collection of ways I've lived

Different Ways of Living
Photo by Pascal van de Vendel on Unsplash

Living: Fast and Slow

5am ⏩

hit fast forward

we’re on a schedule —

even for moments

of self-care; breakfast; journal

even my roomba is zooming along.

5pm ⏸

the day rests,

time pauses, resumes slow play.

my dinner is mindful,

filling every crevice,

noting the gentle beauty

in every passing moment.


Uphill Climb

By Anthony Da Cruz on Unsplash

Perhaps she was there after all

clawing her way upwards

in name of ambition

but truly

to survive

to breathe

to feel

to belong

shriveled dreams still glittering.



By Janine Robinson on Unsplash

his voice swinging free

velvety low notes

seducing me

not unlike looking into

luring sweet eyes

falling into a soft embrace

surrounded by

the mixture of song, words

forgetting that this

is just a memory.


This poetry collection was first published as separate pieces here, here, and here.


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