Knit and Purl

Image by Ursuala Castillo on Unsplash, Used with permission.

Knit and Purl

Back and forth between my worlds, a steady pace I keep,
weaving between consciousness and much-needed sleep.
I interlace the two into what becomes a life:
dreamer, writer,ย  parent, teacher, artist, wife.

I am both what I dream of and the one who dreams,
and somehow in the dreaming, I join me at the seams.
Thus I am both facer and the one I’m facing.
I’m in the dream and out of it with both parts interlacing.

Which part of me goes with me when I leave this world?
Will it be the knitter or the one who purled?
As this fabric of my being slowly comes unknit,
both the knitter and the purler will unravel it.

Image by Judy Dykstra-Brown





13 thoughts on “Knit and Purl

      1. bushboy

        Not where I would like to be bum or head first. Not like Lupe Velez the “Mexican Spitfire” of the 20’s & 30’s. She apparently wanted to die so she laid herself on the bed all dressed in white surrounded by flowers. She swallowed a fatal dose of 75 Seconal tablets. Unfortunately she was found dead with her head in the toilet after a bit of vomiting


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I woke up at 1 a.m. with leg cramps, went out to the hot tub and fell asleep. Started writing this in the hot tub because of a dream I had but not sure how much made it into the finished poem.

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