Some Advice For Living in the New Normal

Don’t think too long
about what might be laying eggs
in your breakfast cereal
or nesting in your walls
there’s enough to worry about
in plain sight

It’s easy to lose focus
with headlines pummeling
like heavy rain
and the never-ending parade
of household tasks and advocacy
that add up to an adult life

We see your exhaustion
but we need your good faith
for the revolution
and we need your blessed children
to want something greater
than rank survival

So don’t think too long
about the half life of stink bugs
the detritus of everyday
lift yourself up and the rest of us
in dreamy solidarity
will follow you to higher ground

It’s Wednesday night but I’m sharing this on The Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden


  1. I love it, especially needing good faith for the revolution, and following in dreamy solidarity to higher ground........wonderful!

  2. And if we all follow this guidance, we'll all lift each other... as we lift ourselves. Wonderful.

  3. Things are getting scary. Your predictions and advice remind me of the Beatles's "Revolution". Also there's a hint of advising the kids, dito Crosby, Stills, and Nash's "Teach your children."

  4. Love this especially; "lift yourself up and the rest of us in dreamy solidarity".. way to go, Marian!💞

  5. Yes!! As we lift ourselves we lift others with us!


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!