Photo by Marla Carlton, 2016.


Photo ©2016 Marla Carlton, El Dorado near Santa Fe, NM.

Part of a series of stream of consciousness poems written on Instagram. Posted on October 3, 2016, 2:01 a.m.

I’m torn between a life of fast paced excitement and one of peaceful detachment. I’m torn between a life filled with luxurious amenities and one of simply less. I’m torn between a life of the burning desire to feel important and one of indifferent existence. I’m torn between a life of struggle and free falling. I’m torn between a life of achieving greatness and blissful acceptance. I’m torn between two worlds both of which I crave unequivocally. Finding balance is the secret. Seeing the beauty around you is the key. Realizing you have everything you need is the only thing that matters.

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