Writing on the Wall

industriously engaged

incrementally acclimating

to professional reincarnation

toes cramping

in too-small shoes

I stretch the binding



wiggle room

wrought of repetitive


titanium work ethic

earn stripes

quietly stitched

easing in seasoned seating

I analyze, problem-solve

process and sign

stare in consternation

trailing my hurried Hancock

scribbled suffixed scrawl

spilled automatic from my pen

yes, those letters

credentials conferring credibility

hard-earned honorary

near indecipherable

as befits a doctor

letters stifled

with honor defamed

letters missing meaning

relevant license lost

my fingers

must be itching

title-claiming twitching

they loosed

hard-scrabble squiggle

no longer invisible ink

my pen tells my brain

I am indeed

value added

no wash out

washed away







15 thoughts on “Writing on the Wall

  1. I’m sure no one on WP would doubt for a second that you know stuff AP! 🙂 You have the respect of so many because of your writing skills! None of your readers would doubt your talent and intellect.
    I can only imagine the frustration and everything else you must be feeling from the trauma you have experienced. I hope you will keep gaining your confidence back, and you will find healing in each step and process. ❤

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  2. The frustration and forced compliance to structured societal confines is painted to perfection. There’s a bitter irony at your mastery of language describing your sense of struggle.
    So yeah, I liked it..

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