I Choose Hope

I choose hope And if the stars begin to fall We will wish on them, dear soul Until the very last ones remain Still gleaming, still clinging, Against the rise of night The way they always do. I choose hope In this unpredictably brutal world Full of harshness and hidden softness too Seeking out theContinue reading “I Choose Hope”

Healing Found Me

Healing found me with my back turned Unassumingly seeping in through my unsettled feet While I stared with sunken eyes at a future lost Already determined that the hourglass of my life Had reached its final clinging grains of sand. I was hurting, dear soul, so very misaligned, Believing I was exempt from experiencing joyContinue reading “Healing Found Me”

Resplendent

Eventually we begin to accept the rhythm of life Between the collision of each crashing wave And the soft, peaceful lulls of recovery Learning to balance ourselves in the in-between Functioning even as the next wave builds Exercising unwavering hope in what will be While accepting the reality of future downfalls That there is neverContinue reading “Resplendent”

Coming Back to Life

Coming back to life From the cracks in the ground Where I had buried my awakened self. Rising slowly from the ashes Tending to my own weeping wounds Rescuing the parts of me long lost To the contingencies of human experience. Learning to savor life Armored, apprehensive, autonomous, But with a soft and tender heartContinue reading “Coming Back to Life”

Sunlight

I stepped into the sunlight And all at once My soul began to thaw As if it had been parched for light. I am learning to stand On my own trembling feet Expecting nothing, wanting nothing Just relieved to be alive Still able to feel sunshine on my face And hope for humanity in myContinue reading “Sunlight”

Longing for Spring

When the bitter cold sets into our veins When the glare of ice and snow begins to disenchant Our hearts start to pine for the first signs of spring To thaw out the winter from our souls. We are beings of hope in times of darkness With a natural pull toward regeneration, rebirth Gravitating towardContinue reading “Longing for Spring”

An Unassembled Table and 42,538 Pieces of Hardware

Today I watched my almost 20-year-old kitchen table leave my home It was old, stained, chipping, covered underneath with layers of Disney stickers Evidence of its long and beloved history, weaved into fibers of oak. Now it has left to continue its life with one branch of a broken family To build more history, createContinue reading “An Unassembled Table and 42,538 Pieces of Hardware”