Come Out of Your Shell

Come Out of Your Shell

A Poem by Pryde Foltz

Snails in Space

Come out of Your Shell

Fibonacci is dependable

but he cannot be

           your only guide

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 ...

looking to the past

to make sense of the Now

a whole lot that isn't figured

is left out of the equation

you won’t see

what you don’t look for

free your mind

watch new worlds form

tumescent, glowing orbs

orotund affluent flows

let your ideas spill over

                and mould

what comes next

your consciousness

is indefinable

uncountable and unlimited


you begin to define

count or limit

exoskeletons of knowledge

philosophies, isms, and methods

           incubate and gestate

you are meant to expand beyond

such narrowing parameters

little hermit, come out

or perish under the pressure

of your adopted dimensions

come out of your shell

expand and grow

Come out of Your Shell is published Monsters, Avatars, and Angels for anyone keeping track. 

Please visit my blog to further explore the accompanying photo essay, some bonus poetry, and keep up-to-date with all my writing. 

I also post links through twitter.

Longer works can be found on the my amazon page.

© 2021 Pryde Foltz

Author's Note

Pryde Foltz
Live long and prosper

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Thanks, Andrew. It was a fun Halloween:)

Posted 1 Month Ago

Nothing like Spock ideology written in fine Pryde style with photo included.

Posted 1 Month Ago

i found this poem very interesting great job keep up the good work keep writing

Posted 5 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Jennifer:)
jennifer little

5 Months Ago

your very welcome
Always a beautiful depth and transcendence in your words... A new year is coming...Live long and prosper...

Posted 5 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

And to you, my friend:)
Hello dear Pryde. I will wander to Barnes and Noble, seek out your new books. Hello from Michigan and merry Christmas dear friend.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

That's wonderful:) Merry Christmas, Coyote:) Much love:)
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Happy New Year dear Pryde and I wish you great happiness and success in 2022.
dearest Pryde... love your encouragement ...
there seems to be a new Horizon... if only we
are open to explore. Before COVID, Roger and myself would spend time
at two Bookstores in Fredericksburg, Virginia, by the Rappahannock River.
Although they were closed until recently-- now people can go in, and wear their Masks at a distance.
So perhaps today or "soon"-- I will go to perhaps "Books a Million" and order your Book... not certain which one, firstly. They are excellent to "Order" for me. Which of your Books would you recommend for me. Of course, I am a Novice; but willing to Learn. I may live to be 97 or beyond. tenderly, Pat

Posted 6 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

Patricia, you a masterful poet. For you and your loving heart, I would recommend Strays. I was my fi.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Pryde… it is a Pleasure to visualize your venues… I love the Title “Strays” as it en.. read more
That is a powerful thouhjt provoking poem. we do limit ourselves by chaning ourselves to fear of being misunderstood or called crazy.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

We sure do. Nice to have poetry to shield a little of that insanity in ART:) LOL.

Tha.. read more
You are a "bigger than life" kind of writer, so I know you will understand my frustration that so many writers seem to write within a limited little circle of ideas or words or experience. I wish I knew the secret to urging writers to be more expansive in the way they approach EVERYTHING about writing! Your poem feels very expansive, in all those ways (((HUGS)))

Posted 6 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

Thank you. I meditate and am a voracious studier. I suppose that helps. I love learning and get tire.. read more
'you are meant to expand
beyond such narrowing parameters'

Such an inspiring and encouraging line. Breaking through barriers reminds me of pioneers of mountain climbing. Amazing achievement for the brave.

Pleasure reading you Pryde.


Posted 6 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris:)
"orotund affluent flows"

Amen to that....such strong lines in this...I do think we all want to expand and grow...
but to be defined is to label us...I think we might forego that.
Wonderful write, Pryde.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

We do tend to be much happier when we don't define and measure. That is for sure. It allows one to f.. read more

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Added on November 11, 2021
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Pryde Foltz
Pryde Foltz

Vancouver, Canada

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