she, more

Wovenwhole

in the beginning
there was light:
the lightness of laughter,
the lightness of femininity,
the lightness of self-assurance.
she was fiercely delicate,
this one,
fluent in the strength of vulnerability.

eventually her sure and tender feet
encountered the straight and narrow,
a path lined with directional signs
and dire warnings,
a path with unwavering rules,
a path that blistered unprotected souls.

then came the day when she
stopped –
she just stopped,
i tell you.
picked up the fabrics of her life,
and ripped them to find the straight grain.

she wove
then stitched
the strips together,
the up/down
in/out
over/under
eventually blurring the lines,
fraying the edges,
unraveling things just enough
to form
a whole cloth,
a blank slate
a stout, staunch cloth
on which to write
the rest of her life.

6 Comments

  1. Angela

    This is beautifully rich, Jeanne, worthy of rereading and contemplation and emulation. 

  2. jo miller

    Oh,my…I was ready to go on a rant-cuz it has been that kind of day & the science of a ‘high line’ celluite cream, totally spun me.—I have been under the apron of edginess most of this day.
    on my way, I passed Julie Daley & although I only recommend after reading first, I thought that I would give a quick spin to those that I—I thought would benefit/ changed my mind,wanted to honour myself and WHO pops up but you, Miss Jeanne – please accept my nod and slowing down to give you & all writers who give us from their hearts to open & help.
    I briefly read thru.  I am ,humbly- this kind of humble is not a bad thing- it honours me & you.- am going to go back & appreciate this moment I was given.

    ‘a path that blistered unprotected souls’

    Jeanne, this belongs in textbooks that learning minds can discern,dissect & take with them.

    I say Nobel Peace Prize as it empowers  ~  I am glad I stopped to read. I am glad it was you.   My rant was not very imp. nor would it have prevented harm.

    love you.darlin’   jo xo  & Ms Julie Daley thank you for taking the time to share this treasure!

    • whollyjeanne

      jo, your words, your time – you honor me, you humble me . . . in that good way you mention. it means so much to me that you took the time – that i was the lucky one who was seen by you. your friendship and traveling this path together means so much to me. i love you.

  3. Anonymous

    I had a dream about a blanket just like this the other night. I was cold and someone wrapped me up in it. 

    • whollyjeanne

      oh that gives me goosebumps just imagining it. create it, sugar. create that blanket and wrap yourself up every single day. i’ll help you.

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