Message in a Bottle

Manu Pombrol Things That Make You Feel Unique

Some people build ships
in bottles
complete with raised sails
sit them on a shelf
and admire.

Some people put messages
in bottles
cork them
then let them drift
out to sea
just to see how far
they’ll go and
maybe, where they’ll land.

This man himself is the message
and it is:

‘Leave me in peace please
I’m doing my own thing.’


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Shared with Magpie Tales #115 Photographer: Manu Pombrol
Poets UnitedPantry #98

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Sleeping Beauty with a Twist

Image by Alex Stoddard

He’s Sleeping Beauty
with a gender twist in the tale.
Harry Houdini couldn’t have
painted a better picture
of a means to escape.

Alone in a forest
he’s challenging freedom
at its core.

Is freedom found in
endlessly running away
is it in blocking every
sense that invades
through the day
and, focusing on one.

He holds his breath and
sees his truths as the
world revolves around him.


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Shared with Tess Kinkaid Of Magpie Tales #114

Mirror Mirror

Dr Heisenberg's Magic Mirror of Uncertainty by Duane Michals

Shifting my focus
was it she who moved?

I gaze into her mirrored pools.
She reminds me of the quest
I once undertook to find myself
she seems lost as she looks
inside her deepest reflection.
Maybe she’s
trying to make sense of
the non-sense.

Beautiful eyes
with so many sides to hide
the pain.
Facets of natures own will
faces we wear to suit
daily needs
requirements of a judgmental

she hides her truth for
fear of public condemnation
living life in secret duality.

Should she tell them who she is
behind the safety of her walls
guard her secret well
and only tell it to the mirror
who sees it all without
a knowing shame or flaws.


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On researching the photographer, I discovered this picture is one in a series of 6 by Duane Michals which follow one another. This picture (to me)  seems to be that she is looking at herself as both male and female. That she is female in body but, maybe she is truly male on the inside. That was my impression of it anyway.

Takes a lot of courage daring to be ‘different’ in a world where so many societies set themselves up as both judge and jury.

Shared with Magpie Tales #110