The Stage

Jul 13, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor

                                                            Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash 


Can you jump?


the tension on your fingers

stays adamant almost

never goes away


A set of phantom clones

you’ve chosen to carry

are the projections of

what needs to end


Just focus on

the real




Let the heart carol

your songs of life

as it pulsates



go on leap

and pirouette


It’s a stage

of your own



in a lifetime

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I am a Japanese immigrant who has lived in the States for over thirty years. From time to time, my life has been interrupted and torn apart in many ways by cultural, racial, and personal challenges and my own perspectives on these matters. But after all, beyond what has transpired in my life is the trust and living with my unchanging spiritual being. They have integrated all my life experiences into One. Thank you for your reading!