Hyacinths

How striking a contrast That such hopeful bursts of purple rising up from frosted dirt Could symbolize sorrow, Yet it was my heavy heart that saw them first blooming Weakened in spirit and physical strength Wondering if I would see the rest of the garden come to life When life seemed to be leaving me.Continue reading “Hyacinths”

And I Will Close My Eyes

And I will close my eyes As I walk across this unstable tightrope Well cognizant of the rocky terrain below The inherent risks of my balancing act Teetering precariously on the edge of free falling. I will not peek at the distant ground beneath For I know it will only petrify my wobbly feet AndContinue reading “And I Will Close My Eyes”

Stepping Out on Ice

Quietly stepping out on ice Whispering pleas for a safe crossing Feet slipping, arms extended, palms ready For a swift and sudden fall, Taking deep but shaky breaths In a Herculean attempt to stay balanced. Isn’t life an unexpected skating adventure On a patch of thin, splintering ice? Prepared for a plunge into freezing waterContinue reading “Stepping Out on Ice”

Overly Apologetic

Oh, if you knew the amount of resistance I summon from the moment I awake to resist constantly apologizing For each imperceptible mistake From asking how you are feeling With too serious a tone To not chuckling right on cue At your most recent subtle joke. That I’m not pleading forgiveness After each social exchangeContinue reading “Overly Apologetic”