From There to Here. It’s a 6.

…Dawn, the glow of sunrise reminded me I hadn’t gone to bed yet; I wiped the grit perpetually glued to the inside corners of my eyes.

Where would I find the drive, the energy, to power through the inevitable challenge already leaving tracks in the dust, a life disappearing?

The question, clawing at my brain for months, left me circling ’round the same spot on the what to do map. I’ll know it when the time comes, but will I?

Badweather friends, doubt and fear, the great pretenders, skulked through my subconscious waiting for an invite to the party.

To their dismay, the strains of a familiar melody began to stream from Alexa’s mouth; smiling, I poured another coffee, no, nothing else matters..

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16 thoughts on “From There to Here. It’s a 6.

  1. UP March 21, 2019 / 11:56 am

    Excellent use of the cue. Something other than cars. Good six

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 21, 2019 / 1:57 pm

      Thanks, Paul. Honestly, a road trip story was my first inclination ☺

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  2. Pat Brockett March 21, 2019 / 4:20 pm

    “Where would I find the drive, the energy, to power through the inevitable challenge already leaving tracks in the dust, a life disappearing?” . . . I think many have felt like this at one point or another. Great SSS.

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    • D. Avery @shiftnshake March 23, 2019 / 10:03 pm

      Agreed Pat. Also, not sure if I am coming through on your blog. I leave a comment but as far as I can tell it disappears.

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  3. clark March 21, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    Surely drive and energy are the most vulnerable of the parts of ourselves that often take for granted or worse, ignore.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 22, 2019 / 5:28 am

      Agreed! Retrospect surely highlights the cavalier attitude we have towards those particular commodities of our youth. Aging “throws down the gauntlet” as they say, to stand up to the natural degradation (of drive and energy).

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  4. D. Avery @shiftnshake March 23, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Suggesting this narrater get some sleep! Best defense against doubt and fear.
    Unless the narrator stays in bed, that’s no better.
    Liked the poetic prose here.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 23, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Sleep! I know I don’t get enough, lol.
      The best defense is a good offense, and sleep gives us that. Right??! 😀
      Thanks, D.

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