Deep feelings

If to take offence

is 10% actuality and 90% actualised fear –

who is the offender?

~ Kelly Hartland

Shadow of former self

Defensiveness is like a diseased appendage

intercepting the wash of light;

casting distorted shadows

over the present.

~ Kelly Hartland

Offended offender

If to take offence is

10% present,

and 90% confirmed fear –

who is the offender?

~ Kelly Hartland

Core issue?

We must take full responsibility

for feeling offended by another.

~ Kelly Hartland

Moment dis-eased

Emotional pain ignored

becomes water-borne perception –

siphoned later by atmospheric pressure

with inverted,

unequal legs.

~ Kelly Hartland