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”

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”

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”

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”

Receiving

For so long, I lurked on the outside of human experience Observing but never stepping inside, a bystander looking in So afraid the good would never last, I could not welcome its light Without the fear of losing joy before it even materialized. Now, after a slow recovery from the depths of self-deprivation, Whether anContinue reading “Receiving”

Sailing

The summer is slowly turning into the golden days before autumn Longer days shorten like quicksand, and I have missed them all Absorbed in the rush of demands and the tide of expectations Waiting for the unrest to finally rest; for the paper walls to fall. So much time sifted through the hourglass of aContinue reading “Sailing”

Starburst

Tune me in to the underlying source Plant me beneath that burst of sunlight Take me from the shadows of uncertainty Into the sweet relief of unquestionable right. Pull me away from the fear of failure Always clinging to my timid, doubtful mind Show me what it means for me to be enough Replace myContinue reading “Starburst”

On This Ship

On this ship, we cling to the ropes Even when the sun is gleaming overhead Even when the water is tranquilly still Even when a breeze swells the sails Even knowing our boat withstands the gales. On this ship, we forget to recognize peace After weathering through so many storms Always clinging to the possibilityContinue reading “On This Ship”