Reminiscing

I am nothing but thankful For your accompaniment along the miles When my feet could not longer find footing And my shoulders stooped beneath the weight Of a thousand perceived failures and mistakes When I could no longer take another step I must have unconsciously sent out a divine flare Because then you arrived, thenContinue reading “Reminiscing”

Stardust

Only recently have I discovered That I am made of stardust too, Not just a haphazard concoction Of leftover, dusty ingredients Waiting to be selected on an abandoned shelf, But a unique, good-hearted human being Deserving and beloved as we all are Instead of an anomaly on the outskirts Looking in but never worthy ofContinue reading “Stardust”

Underwater

It feels like floating underwater Muffled noise, carried by the current Heaviness pulling downward like an anchor While the hollowness keeps us afloat Feeling nothing and everything at once And only occasionally coming up for air. It’s those gasping breaths of oxygen that sting Reminders that there is still life left to live That weContinue reading “Underwater”

The Reality of the Stars

There are moments when we are transfixed Pulled into a memory as if stolen from the present The way we feel when we gaze up at an evening star Mesmerized, awed, momentarily hopeful, and then… Fettered back down to the heaviness of the present Where the air is weighted, where life has broken our spiritsContinue reading “The Reality of the Stars”

The In-Between

In the reflection of light off of the fallen snow In the spaces between the stars that glimmer in the dark In-between breaths, in the pause before an exhale Is where I seek for deeper, underlying meaning. In each sunset sigh of both awe and despair When I feel both inspired and terrified by myContinue reading “The In-Between”

Walls Closing

I feel the walls closing in around the soft places of my heart Unwittingly, without permission, as if by unconscious command Whether to protect or to derail, I know not, dear soul, Only that the corners of my mind still connected to hope are fading And I am powerless to this unwanted fate. Maybe itContinue reading “Walls Closing”

Unspooked

The cold is settling in, but I am not afraid Frost and swirling snow may attempt to spook this heart But my feet are locked into the frozen ground, I may startle, I may flinch, but I am not going anywhere. The bitterness of this lingering chill cannot shake me Now that I understand myContinue reading “Unspooked”

Numb

Numb senses nothing and everything at once An acknowledgement of emotional flooding When the brain unconsciously shuts down To help us survive through the unbearable. In our emptiness, we make room for illumination Tending to our wounds before the truth sets in Yearning for the ability to feel the missing pieces While accepting the reliefContinue reading “Numb”

The Road that Bends

At the crossroads, we pause. Not because we cannot see the way forward (We were never blind to what lies ahead), But because once we step around the bend, There is no way to wistfully peer over our shoulders For that fleeting trace of what could have been. Oh, dear soul, there is pain inContinue reading “The Road that Bends”

Acceptance

Unraveled but still standing, Off-kilter but determined, We pull ourselves from the depths Like warriors with one last breath, Truth illuminating our shadowed minds With both the sting and the promise of one more day. We can no longer remain stagnant Now that we see, now that we know No avoiding realities in broad daylightContinue reading “Acceptance”