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Stitch and Sew

I’m going back to the ‘stitch and sew’.

Pre-holed canvas,

charts all marked with symbols,

and colored thread provided.

Not much need to think, you know;

just thread the needle,

mark off squares.

Instructions given,

all I have to do is follow.

I gave up before,

when no one much wants the results

it gets hard to carry on;

hours and hours,

folded up and packed away.

But it numbs the mind,

and isolation fits it well;

the only aggravations

are knots which can be cut out,

or mistakes that can be undone,

unlike life.

Time to retreat,

take a back seat

and return once again

to the stitch,

to the sew.

Submitted: January 21, 2020

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Mike S.

Sad but excellent, Hull

Thu, May 21st, 2020 5:58pm


Thanks, Mike.

Thu, May 21st, 2020 11:35am


This is like reinvention after a part of your life failed. You try again in a different way, hoping to improve, hoping to go further than the last try. All of us have been there. I'm no exception. Once the first mistake has been made, it's a new stitch and sew. The thing about real life is that there are no instructions. A harsh reality. You capture this perfect with your words.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 8:54pm


Yeah, the problem with sewing things up is that the fabric has already been weakened and is far more likely to just rip apart again.

Sun, March 7th, 2021 6:59am

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