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Personal Format

To find or lose yourself
simply format or align
your life to another’s path.

To confuse yourself
simply right or left align
conducts to expectations’ math.

Failure is justifying yourself
amidst a hurtful decline.
Why feed fire another lath?

I used to justify myself
until I forgot what was mine;
and saw honesty’s aftermath.

I guess I, me, and myself
is not such a bad line
given life’s bypath.

Honesty is something you owe yourself
not others no matter how benign.
Reason dies in blame’s wrath.

I once dropped myself
in friendship’s wine.
But reality gave me a bath!


Author’s Notes
Inspired by : ‘Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again’ , Joseph Campbell.


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Pasithea Chan

Pasithea Chan

Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology.

Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles.

Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide.

Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.

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