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”

Three Words

There are 100 ways to say “I love you,” I said each one of them to you Except for those three words Never knowing if they would heal Or if they would ultimately harm. Funny how we say anything But what we truly want to say, Because there are certain words That are etched inContinue reading “Three Words”

Winter

The world outside is covered in a landscape of snow Hauntingly beautiful, callously cold, As if following the trajectory of my old, listless soul Winter winds whispering songs that only I know. There is melancholy in this season of frost Where we wander through the bitterness, aimlessly lost Like travelers seeking bridges we have alreadyContinue reading “Winter”

Forseeable

When everything is still, I look inward for signs of life Of joy buried deep, Like searching for lost treasure In the depths of a dark sea, Will I be forever seeking What will always elude me? Sometimes I stumble upon joy For a fleeting moment Just long enough for my soul to believe ThatContinue reading “Forseeable”

Last Poem (For a Time)

Looking back, I do not know how I kept breathing But from the grace of kind hands that held me up I had lost all reasons to invest in believing Except for the faith of those who saw what I could not see. Dear soul, this is the full circle, my moment of gratitude WhenContinue reading “Last Poem (For a Time)”

The Source that Knows

When the world is cold and gray When my lens is cloudy from the heaviness of rain When it feels as if I am floating and not living at all I find myself pausing in the mindless flow To reconnect with what I innately feel To tap into that trustworthy source that knows To rememberContinue reading “The Source that Knows”

Symphony Falling

The sky is falling like a symphony I can whisper my words into the rain– The ones I have told no one Tumbling out like a soft lament, Grieving the things I could never say Feelings so close but never quite conveyed For fear of losing, for fear of receiving, Held back only by myContinue reading “Symphony Falling”

Hiding

She is a bashful, smiling enigma Courteous to others, harsh on herself With only the slightest trace of melancholy Flickering almost imperceptively Across her face. Only a rare few ever see beyond the pleasantness She gladly defers to others to avoid herself Deflecting questions like a super power She will listen for ages about anythingContinue reading “Hiding”

Do Not Spare My Naive Heart

Do not spare my naive heart from being crushed By the harsher realities of what is and what will be, I have lived long enough in oblivious innocence I have worn the lenses of idealism when I should have seen The truth in all of its abrasive, gritted glory I have closed my ears toContinue reading “Do Not Spare My Naive Heart”

When Love Finds its Way In

When loves finds its way in, it never leaves me My heart is protected by barbed wire and steel A walled-up structure surrounded by neon signs “Keep out,” “No service,” “Private property,” “No trespassing,” And yet, you found a way through, gently and true. I trust in the power of warmth that melts away defensesContinue reading “When Love Finds its Way In”