The Fret

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December 2, 2023 at 11:57 a.m.
Denise doesn't always fret!
Denise doesn't always fret! Denise Pearl

The Fret
Those intrusive thoughts

I’ve fought...

they are a lot.

Now I’m aware,

so it hardly seems fair

to do all this thinking,

makes me feel like I’m sinking.

But, alas, the day will come

when I start a little hum,

tell the excessive pondering,

to take off wandering.

Put those worries on a shelf,

return to myself…

a fabulous lady about town.

Minus the gown,

I dust off my crown,

and refuse to drown.

Denise Pearl lives in Sammamish, is a retired preschool teacher, and started painting during the pandemic when she began a small art business printing greeting cards from her original paintings, also has sold a few of her original paintings. Contact her at

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