Outer Layers: Weekly Discover Challenge

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© irene waters 2016

Sometimes I care

that the world sees me

as fitting in,

noticed but without the double take.

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Sometimes I fear

and in those times

I want to blend

go unnoticed

staying hidden from view.

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Perhaps given courage

by what I wear.

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Sometimes I’m safe

and then I can be

the person I am or perhaps

would like to be.

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My outer layers form a second skin

Protecting

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regulating

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and sometimes creating some kind of sensation.

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In response to Weekly Discover Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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2 Responses to Outer Layers: Weekly Discover Challenge

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Great photo essay, Irene. Shows the quirky side of you!

    Liked by 1 person

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