Power struggle

-March 6, 2021

-Nathalie Ramirez

And there he was

And there she was

Looking at each other

Waiting for the other

A slide to the left

Quick feet to the right

A power struggle

A fragile bubble

Inoculated with love

Manifested out of depth

Illuminated by fear and doubt and shame

We’re afraid of judgement and retribution

When we should really be scared

Of our demons within

We can fight and slay

And tomorrow that dragon may still be there

How can one let go of their ego

Is it with practice

Or with Grace

It’s the key to everlasting life

To heaven on earth

A key made out of gold

Inscribed with something more

A date

A reference

A song of sin

Guilt within

Glares behind the shadows

Eating through the core

What gives?

Even then

More than before

It was a vegetable song

Tall and strong

Pull it apart

And it’s vegetable skin

Plat plum thin

Kin of my kin

Brother of my brethren

Competition and repetition

Ye beastly animal

Fighting in cages

Winning in our minds

Externally bleeding

Give it more time

You know you’ve got it

Put your strength behind it

You only get one shot

Win or lose

You can get it right

Scratch the itch that’s never satisfied

Or drink aloe water instead

Coconut water

Mineral water

It’s all the same

What works for you bro

What works for your temple


Yet painfully rigid

That every day struggle

Of keeping your bubble

Inflated and floating

Paint it with flowers

Then no one will know

The struggles within

Or lay yourself bare

With transparency

And stand to be judged by the rest

What is the balance?

Of life ever after?

Maybe just maybe

It’s getting through the day

With joyful grace

#calixtosgarden #plantingseeds #wordplay #letgo

Published by Nathalie Ramirez

My love for humanity, and for the planet, has set me on a path of healing through love, compassion, and understanding. I'm originally from a big city in the big state of Texas, making my personality quite large. I then landed in a small town that's out-of-puzzles gorgeous where people still wave at each other when coming across each other in the street. This transition has helped my development and tried relationships with distance and sacrifice. I have 2 beautiful boys, Silas and Declan, and their loving father, Curtis, who make my world go round. My political views all stem from wanting to protect this beauty in all its forms.

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