I Know

I know what happens next, But let me linger here a moment longer Breathe in the sweet relief of rosy dreams While they are still floating around my consciousness. I know I must face inevitable change, But only after I have searched a little bit longer For the last remaining granules of hope on theContinue reading “I Know”

Out of the Dark

When our eyes adjust to the darkness, We begin to see the bars of our self-imposed prisons Realizing the whys and hows of our stagnancy That eventually open the door for our escape. I know what the lurking shadows feel like, The chains of depression on a tender soul Steeped in the shame of everyContinue reading “Out of the Dark”

Leaning Toward

There is a festering wound in me That I must confront, that I must see But it’s as if my mind is always running To escape the lurking presence of sorrow, As if it were a monster, always prowling, Seeking to disarm my carefully composed resolve To face the unbearable without truly breaking. I don’tContinue reading “Leaning Toward”

What We Need Most

When I have stood at the basest level of the deepest abyss, Holding my heart in my hands as it dripped from breaking, I did not need platitudes, I did not need recited scripts I needed someone to climb down into the abyss with me. No words can cauterize our internal wounding, No advice effectivelyContinue reading “What We Need Most”

Lost

I think I have been lost for a long time, Still anchored, but unsettlingly empty As if the contents of my inner world Have been locked away for safekeeping And I am wandering endlessly in circles Trying to find the missing key. Maybe I am searching in the wrong places For tiny bursts of illuminatedContinue reading “Lost”

Not Until My Last Breath

Some would fester in bitterness, And dear soul, in a different era I would, But not now, not now. Now I am grateful for each solitary healing burst Every breath of relief, every heartfelt beat Whatever the outcome around the bend, It is not a waste on my road of life. Some would grow theirContinue reading “Not Until My Last Breath”

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”

Maybe Tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow I’ll see the bigger picture. Maybe tomorrow I’ll draft a Plan B. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wear my problem-solving hat. Maybe tomorrow I’ll roll up my worn sleeves. Maybe tomorrow I’ll look for the silver lining. Maybe tomorrow the confusion will begin to clear. Maybe tomorrow I’ll break down my defenses. Maybe tomorrow I’llContinue reading “Maybe Tomorrow”