Painless Purple


Stopped in place because… the pain
now takes a solo through the days.
Everything is in movement, but me;
I stay inert, quiet, nothing hurts inert,
no grinding my bones on my bones.

If I just breathe quietly and watch the sunlight
bouncing off my crystal shiny things,
that hang in my window to entertain me…
rainbowing along my walls like prism rockets,
invading my ceiling with reds and oranges yellows and blues
Painless Purple!.
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Then so am I, as I go mesmerized ,
by streamers blowing in gusts of wind,
 rocking boughs of the trees, shimmying their leaves in the background.
I might almost be approaching meditation.. while the world is so busy around me.
Footsteps taking someone somewhere to do something,
I do nothing, but glaze my eyes on beauty, breathe softly, avoid movement.
 I, the static statue that dreams of running in the woods, skipping down the jungle paths, a graceful leaping gazelle, with not a care in the world…
And no pain.

Karima Hoisan
April 19,2020
Costa Rica



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13 Responses to Painless Purple

  1. daleinnis says:

    Beautifully put! Pain, ongoing pain, is such stress and challenge to every part of us.

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  2. menubar says:

    I sure know pain. Feel better soon, buddeh. Take time to relax and be comfortable.

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  3. Get well soon!
    Big HUGSSSS!

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  4. Joey says:

    Get well soon! Hugsss ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Karima, the beauty of tranquility, whenever one can afford it… there is always hope, which you bring to so many through your uplifting and inspirational writings. Blessings, my friend.

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  6. Karima, this is beautiful.

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