Inwards by Lynda Allen


There’s an eyelash
that must have gotten bent while I slept.
It’s pointing inwards
creating an irritation with each blink
until it becomes a comfort
to close my eyes.

I wonder what other irritants
I close my eyes to
when they are pointing inwards.


Lynda Allen considers herself a life in progress and a listener. She is the author of four poetry collections, Grace Reflected, Wild Divinity, Illumine, and Rest in the Knowing, as well as the forthcoming mystery Flashes of Insight, The Rules of Creation (nonfiction), and her first novel, Sight to See.

All of Lynda’s work, whether it’s writing or art, begins with deep listening. She listens to her inner knowing and wisdom. She listens to the natural world. She listens to the still, small voice within. She listens. Then she creates.

In all of Lynda’s creations she strives to inspire others to open their hearts and embrace their journey, both the dark and the light, with gentleness, love, joy, and with a little bit of attitude. She proudly infuses her stories, and occasionally her poetry, with her Jersey Girl sensibilities, while at the same time always creating from the heart.

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