Exhaustion

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Commitments and decisions
swirl in a simmering curry of confusion.
Bubbles pop, spices sting the eyes.
Exhaustion blurs the colours
into sludge, sprinkled
with thrilling spots of glitter.
I dare not explore the flavours
or add the smallest a dash of doubt;
it is my duty
simply to cook each course to perfection,
not ignoring a single side-dish.

©Jane Paterson Basil

19 thoughts on “Exhaustion

  1. Ah, Jane, time has rushed upon us – didn’t realise the big day was this weekend. I will honestly be thinking of you all, be sending all my good thoughts and wishes, hoping – knowing – you will have the best of days together. Enjoy it all – then enjoy the rest afterwards! Much love

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            1. The secret is to expect the unexpected. but then it becomes the expected, which could change everything. They didn’t expect the Spanish inquisition – at least, the Monty Python team didn’t – but it happened anyway. Maybe if they’d been on the lookout for it, it would have fizzled out without anyone getting hurt 🙂

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