Broken Patterns



Broken Patterns



Once world weary,

seemingly helpless, hopeless.


Once wondering, am I forever in stasis, 

or can I improve my routine?


Determined to escape defeat,

I laid forth a plan.


I’ll enjoy what I have,

but dig deeper into my dreams, 

in order to mine greater quantities

of a more comprehensive reality.


I’ll overthrow patterns of thought, feelings, behaviors,

one obstacle at a time,

that have kept me stuck.


I’ll listen with new ears,

sway to eclectic melodies 

squeezed through windows’ gaps,

anticipating the release of songs

which bring promise for a freer me.  


I’ll balance upon autobiographical surfboards,

propelling me forward.


I was afraid I’d always be an unadventurous person,

but I grew into an independent problem solver,

and joined the ranks of those who own the day.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include seven published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems); Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; Spica’s Frequency; and Doubt and Truth.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry;  That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at


Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post