#blogElul 2017 – Day 5: Accept

I would accept, exceptblogelul+2017
rejection is easier than
reflection, deflection
simpler than direction…

I am the architect of
neglect, though it’s
dejecting that I’m electing
to be disrespecting…

I expect someday to subject
my unchecked defects to
introspection, an injection
of circumspection…

I am, in retrospect, inept
at dissection or
connection, electing
subjugation of self…

to rage.

rage rage rage


Once again, I’m participating in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. In past years, I’ve found it helpful as I ponder and reflect in the month before the High Holidays – Yamim Noraim. Check out some of the amazing themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read prior years’ #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Maynard, MA, with my wife and and our two moose-cats, Samson and Hercules. My daughter used to live with me part-time, but she's all grown up now and in her junior year of college, which I can't quite fathom, since she was born about five minutes ago...
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