Time-Limited

What if we are all secretly hoping For one more breath, for one more day? Knowing our place on this unpredictable globe, Some part of us understands we are time-limited That change stumbles upon us unaware Disrupting our equanimity in ripples and waves. If the grains of sand in the hourglass are draining, What ifContinue reading “Time-Limited”

Heart Scars

Maybe my heart will always bear scars And only as time passes the stinging becomes bearable Than when it was still so close, so unspeakable. Now there are words forming to describe the depths Instead of wordless, directionless whirlpools in the dark. There are tiny embers glowing to illuminate despair Not erasing or diminishing, butContinue reading “Heart Scars”

Inside Each of Us

Inside each of us Lives a younger, fearful version of ourselves Still waiting for the words we never heard Still longing for the approval we never received Still mourning the loss of healthy attachment Still believing the cause is our fundamental existence. Within each of us Lives a wisened, knowing version of ourselves Saying softlyContinue reading “Inside Each of Us”

Let the Next Steps Forward Be Kind

Let the next steps forward be kind A peaceful walk on a blank canvas of snow With sunlight softening the edges of despair Dispelling the illusions and confusions So that only truth awaits. Let this next walk of life be calm The old ways of survival are no longer feasible To our evolving minds, ourContinue reading “Let the Next Steps Forward Be Kind”

At the Door of the New Year

This door used to be a mirage Floating mockingly out on a hazy horizon Universes out of reach, But I fought my way out of the stagnancy Escaped the impossible chains Vulnerable and rattled but still standing Setting aside my armor for rejuvination. Years have blended into chapters Walls have broken down into debris TearsContinue reading “At the Door of the New Year”

You Still Shine Bright

Oh, sweet soul, you still shine bright A star gleaming softly in the chill of night Spilling light across a canvas of snow Uplifting heavy hearts wherever you go. In this season of both laughter and tears May hope dispel the shadows of your fears And may love find you in times of despair ThroughContinue reading “You Still Shine Bright”

Trying

I am trying, oh I am trying, To hold both the bitter and the sweet Familiarizing my heart to nostalgic pulls Learning to honor my instinct to retreat. I am accepting with an open heart, Truths that are clear and those yet untold Bending softly to a future still foggy ahead Trusting more in whatContinue reading “Trying”

The Christmas Earworm

December so far has been introspective and nostalgic. Heaviness mixed in with moments of joy. I’m thankful for the juxtaposition of the season. We need the counterbalance of light and lightheartedness at times to offset the aches of life. And while I’m all about expressing the aches, something occurred today that made me and myContinue reading “The Christmas Earworm”

Falling Snow

Snow is falling softly Quieting the commotion of busy streets Teaching by example the necessity For moments of complete stillness When we finally turn our focus inward Taking stock of our own emotional reserves Brave enough to recognize, at last, What we must do to begin to heal the aching Reaching when our hearts areContinue reading “Falling Snow”