Woman hat sunflower field summer

One glorious morning,
The epiphany burst into being:
It is not my responsibility
To hold onto toxic friendship,
To nurture malicious gossip,
Or to commiserate
With narcissistic ranting.
Emotional housecleaning
Is the key to my sanity;
I gather the fuss bunnies
And sweep them out the door.
Whatever button triggers you
Doesn’t need to trigger me;
Peaceful solitude is more
Desirable than any excitement
Generated by drama queens.

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for the Writer’s Digest 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge (Day 21: button, gather, hold, not, sweep, toxic).

18 responses to “Epiphany

  1. I love this one. You are so wise.

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  2. Lovely. Thank u for writing

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  3. “I gather the fuss bunnies and sweep them out the door.” I love everything about this!!!!!

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  4. Yes you have to do what you have to do~

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  5. Absolutely right.

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  6. aah yes! daily dose of mental diet. i love your piece.

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  7. This is great wya to keep your sanity and your peace!

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  8. yes, to peaceful solitude! Just beautiful!

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