Today

Today was never promised, but here we are A miracle often overlooked by the mundane The gift of breathing with numbered breaths The luxury of repeating again and again the same. How easily we forget the wonder of sunrises When we believe we have a wealth of days to come How beautiful the road weContinue reading “Today”

Love Is Written in Chapters

Love is written in chapters Each one beginning with “I met someone,” With “forever” doodled hopefully in the margins. Some chapters fill only a few pages Compared to others still left unfinished And while no two are exactly alike, They represent for us growth, change, awareness Teaching us what heals us and what harms usContinue reading “Love Is Written in Chapters”

Beyond the Bend

No, we may not see far beyond the bend, But the unknown will dissipate as we walk Fog clearing slowly with each apprehensive step Uncertain, but not out of our depth. For isn’t it true that the best decisions Were made without the luxury of guarantees? And we are all just as close to aContinue reading “Beyond the Bend”

When the Stars Fell

The first time the stars fell, I was horrified As if the Earth itself had shifted on its tilted axis Off kilter and haphazard with no end in sight Where life before trauma would never return And it did not. The second, third, tenth, twentieth time the stars fell, Fear retreated into numbness and normalcyContinue reading “When the Stars Fell”

The Challenge of Worthiness

Why is it such a challenge To offer ourselves the same kindness we give to others? Showing unwavering care for all human beings While simultaneously torturing ourselves With degrading words and punitive thoughts. Injustices by others we automatically turn inward Into unending attacks against our own character Willingly taking the blame while blameless The wayContinue reading “The Challenge of Worthiness”

Now

Now is made up of a million past choices Of words we said that opened hidden doors Of words left unspoken that indirectly closed them Of leaps into the dark with a miraculous landing Of tiny steps in broad daylight leading to free-falling. Not a soul among us would refuse an offer to go backContinue reading “Now”

Worthiness

Worthiness became an evasive mirage Unreachable as my authentic self So I tried to transform into a mirror Always reflecting back the good Knowing the detriment of showing truth. Worthiness was the illusion of being needed People-pleasing to keep degradation at bay Giving too much became my forcefield To absorb the impact of disrupting peace.Continue reading “Worthiness”

Heart Scars

Maybe my heart will always bear scars And only as time passes the stinging becomes bearable Than when it was still so close, so unspeakable. Now there are words forming to describe the depths Instead of wordless, directionless whirlpools in the dark. There are tiny embers glowing to illuminate despair Not erasing or diminishing, butContinue reading “Heart Scars”

Inside Each of Us

Inside each of us Lives a younger, fearful version of ourselves Still waiting for the words we never heard Still longing for the approval we never received Still mourning the loss of healthy attachment Still believing the cause is our fundamental existence. Within each of us Lives a wisened, knowing version of ourselves Saying softlyContinue reading “Inside Each of Us”