The Road that Bends

At the crossroads, we pause. Not because we cannot see the way forward (We were never blind to what lies ahead), But because once we step around the bend, There is no way to wistfully peer over our shoulders For that fleeting trace of what could have been. Oh, dear soul, there is pain inContinue reading “The Road that Bends”

Symphony Falling

The sky is falling like a symphony I can whisper my words into the rain– The ones I have told no one Tumbling out like a soft lament, Grieving the things I could never say Feelings so close but never quite conveyed For fear of losing, for fear of receiving, Held back only by myContinue reading “Symphony Falling”

Hiding

She is a bashful, smiling enigma Courteous to others, harsh on herself With only the slightest trace of melancholy Flickering almost imperceptively Across her face. Only a rare few ever see beyond the pleasantness She gladly defers to others to avoid herself Deflecting questions like a super power She will listen for ages about anythingContinue reading “Hiding”

Little Jars of Joy

What if we could bottle up joy into little jars? Placing them carefully on our cupboard shelves Where they would glow in patient anticipation Of our inevitable need for a burst of felicity. In the darker hours, days, months, years, We would, with gratitude, unseal a jar of joy Watching as it illuminates our shadowedContinue reading “Little Jars of Joy”

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”

Do Not Spare My Naive Heart

Do not spare my naive heart from being crushed By the harsher realities of what is and what will be, I have lived long enough in oblivious innocence I have worn the lenses of idealism when I should have seen The truth in all of its abrasive, gritted glory I have closed my ears toContinue reading “Do Not Spare My Naive Heart”

Falling Together

I am seeing life in sharp, magnified detail The whys and hows in fully focused display And it stings, dear soul, it stings, I am falling together. I am grieving a thousand losses for the first time A pain like no other I have ever felt before, And it hurts, dear soul, it hurts, IContinue reading “Falling Together”

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”

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”