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Re-Reading Old Words

Once again I’m re-reading old words
rereading them
over and over again
like comfort eating
to avoid the shock
of the new.
like an album of old photographs
of people locked in their past
still located there
living there
history in a flash
gone in a flash
brought back
to life
renewed on a treadmill
round and round
on a loop
returning like old clothes
kept for comfort
to be worn again
like re-read words.
The new rejected
shut out
so I can languish
in the comfort
zone of the old
dead words
for ever.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social
justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is
especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and
reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’
competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling
Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee,
Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal.
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