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Dark ringed sorrow

Broken circles

Purpled hues

Of creeping hollow.

‘Neath sunken bridges

Bursting bubbles

Fluid air

A slim tomorrow.


Painting pictures in a verse

Writing stories on the air

Falling sideways through a mirror

Walking on a Penrose stair.

Hope is dead, hope is spent

Keep looking forward at arms length

Holding on to shattered pieces

Of mind and body, heart and health.


What’er may follow

Murky waters

Uncharted waves


Old quilt patchworked

Custom stitches

Unscripted seams

A freeform tableau.


© Ruth P. – 2016

No part of this work may be reproduced.



An avid reader, thinker, daydreamer and listener. I like black cats and warm rain and fast cars. And oh yes, I quite like to write too!!

12 thoughts on “Ouroboros

      1. It’s part of life. Do we find a way through or succumb? It’s just the path we all take. I connect for my own reasons. My loss of hope is in my self. My ability to change unhealthy habits, ect. It is very ouroboric in a sense…

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      2. I think its the effort that makes all the difference. We try our best, or most of us do, to rise above everything that brings us down. Of course, you’re right; every expression carries an individual perception based on its reader. Our own journeys are unique.

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  1. This is such a deep one…gosh! Sunken bridges, Penrose stair…This so speaks of impossibility, and uncertainty and yes…I too can so relate to this one. I think this one will resonate with the universal human condition within all of us. Very well written my friend! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your commendations. I find it unfortunate that anyone at all can relate to this, but as you have pointed out, such is the nature of the human condition within us. And yet, bound as we are by walls of impossibilities, we must keep trying to find a way out of their maze. It is that effort that we rise above our universal condition.

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