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”

Drawn Back

I am always glancing behind Like an impulse, like a safety check. Do I have the strength to keep moving? Am I prepared to let go? Making sure my intuition reinforces What my mindless autopilot already knows, That whenever I attempt to lunge forward I am consistently propelled back As if flung by an invisibleContinue reading “Drawn Back”

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”

Lost & Found

Lost is where we we eventually find ourselves Not from our external, but from our internal compass When the noise of opinion and expectation silences And the distraction of responsibilities no longer pulls, Is when we begin to listen to what we need, what we know Discovering the inner map leading to our breakthroughs. LostContinue reading “Lost & Found”

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”

Oblivion

In your eyes there is a glimmer of sadness And I will not pry, dear soul, I will not dig, Knowing, as you know, that we must keep hidden The desolate melodies of our human experience When younger hearts depend upon our strength. When the last lamps have faded into dark, When silence swallows upContinue reading “Oblivion”

Christmas Wish

Outside the window, the world is covered in ice But inside, there is a warm, inviting glow A tree that sparkles while the winter storm swirls The coziness of home to contrast the falling snow. An aroma of baked goodies drift through the rooms A clutter of old decorations strewn up from years past MeagerContinue reading “Christmas Wish”

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”

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”