Advice to My Younger Self

There is no need to hurry the important decisions, The ones that will change the DNA of your life Trickling down into the what, where, and how Of who you are and the space you occupy; Take the time to align the ruminating of your mind With the unwavering pull of your gentle heart AndContinue reading “Advice to My Younger Self”

The Meaning of a Nightstand

About six months ago, my 17-year-old son asked, “Hey mom, do you have any furniture you need?” I said, “Well, my nightstand is broken and about 30 years old, why?” He said, “Oh, okay.” I didn’t think anything of it. This kid loves analyzing the structure of furniture. He loves talking about anything he canContinue reading “The Meaning of a Nightstand”

Refined Gold

Sometimes the sky is blanketed in angry storm clouds While on other days the sun shines so brightly it is transformative And I will never know exactly which one I will see when I wake. It is the beauty and the adversity of life to expect uncertainty In an experience so full of gradients ofContinue reading “Refined Gold”

Today’s Resolve

Today I resolve to listen To sleep when it begins to pull To sunlight’s contagious beckoning To the pause before the words unfold. Today I promise to respond To my needs often placed on hold To tears if they choose to well up To the stories that must be told. Today I hold myself accountableContinue reading “Today’s Resolve”

Metamorphosis

Healing is meant to hurt, But no one tells us so It is the sting of metamorphosis The collapsing grief of letting go As our hearts begin to remember The bittersweet of our history When we see the whole perspective Of life, of loss, of synchronicity. It will not last forever, dear soul, Though atContinue reading “Metamorphosis”

When the Worst Is Over

When your heart is tired, There is no use in resisting The still and steady pull Of sleep when it calls. Yes, you can keep moving But dear soul, I see the toll That a hundred hidden hurts Have taken on your shoulders. Break free, just for a moment From the weight of this worldContinue reading “When the Worst Is Over”

Be Kind to the Dreamers

Be benevolent to the naive ones Who take longer to fully internalize The common sense of harsher realities Their softer hearts cannot materialize. Be kind to the ones who believe the best Seeing hope in cynicism’s hopeless wake Unaware that they wear rose-colored glasses Soon enough their consciousness will awake To the black-and-white world ofContinue reading “Be Kind to the Dreamers”

I Will Try

Here we are, standing in the middle of a bridge Suspended only by a pair of old, fraying ropes Swaying back and forth, two hundred feet above ground Wind gusts whistling through the holes of wooden slats And by the way, dear soul, I am afraid of heights. I cannot promise I will be theContinue reading “I Will Try”

Find Me in the Place

Find me in the place where this road began Before there were gnarled twists and turns Before we knew the horrors of starless nights When blindly we grasped onto hope As if it were our last breath. Find me in the place where there was warmth Before winter began to wither signs of life BeforeContinue reading “Find Me in the Place”