The Poetry Snapshot: The Lotus Perspective of Uncertainty

Chaos is an inner feeling of the unknown.
It feeds off of fear and thrives in uncertainty.

Lotus by Maria Venardis | Thrive Global

People like routines.
We like predicting the future
and staying on track.
Because the worst sensation
of betrayal and heartbreak
come when we are blindsided.
And at a primitive level:
those who stayed alert,
stayed alive.

I want to look past my concentrated fear of uncertainty.
Because even in muddy waters,
a lotus finds the power to blossom.

The only flower to bloom petal by petal,
I tell myself to slowly open up.
And in the toughest of conditions,
I am reminded of Mrs. Woolf’s country-side garden:
“I am rooted, but I flow.”


Student studying business and minoring in community action and social change. Passionate about expressing the unsaid thoughts and unseen emotions around us, through photography and poetry!

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