When Self-doubt Hits

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when self-doubt hits

it seeps into one’s flesh

spreads with haste

a painter’s brush

coated with pigment

like a kiss

it touches the water soaked parchment

camouflaging all intentions

swiftly it moves across the surface

changing everything

into shades of   anything

insecurity hits and leaves a mark

like a bruise deep into your muscle tissue2

it changes you

you might look in a mirror

you might see a reflection

is it you

or

is it one of a stranger?

does it possess a hint of what was

is everything slightly off

does it look like vertigo feels?                                       3

one’s equilibrium thrown off kilter

reality is fickle

once  known

now a stranger

looking back at you

 

 

 

 

 

december 10 2018

drawings © by tamayagarner

 

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3 thoughts on “When Self-doubt Hits

  1. A precise and eloquent description of self-doubt, Tamaya, something I know far too well, and as you say it leaves marks. The transition from the original marvellous artwork is wonderful. And all the best for the festive season and 2019, wishing you new heights in life, its poetry and art.

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