Slapped into Awareness by Libbie Ker

Life has surprised me
off guard. Reality has hit hard
smashing the illusion
I held as truth.

There it lies.
Alive within me,
coiled reactions of
“should” and “but”
compromising my

Stay here.
Stay open.
Feel the tightening
the blood flow
that says,
this hurts…
and hold it all.

Be a witness
to yourself…
Listen, feel deeply.
Do not turn away from
the teaching… for
life will surprise you
once again…
smashing illusion
held as truth. Bullet