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”

One Step

When a hundred miles stand in the way Of where I am and who I want to be, I cannot leap the distance all at once, But I can take one initial step. When I must traverse a swamp of broken dreams Before I arrive at a destination of healing, I cannot shortcut my wayContinue reading “One Step”

Refined Gold

Sometimes the sky is blanketed in angry storm clouds While on other days the sun shines so brightly it is transformative And I will never know exactly which one I will see when I wake. It is the beauty and the adversity of life to expect uncertainty In an experience so full of gradients ofContinue reading “Refined Gold”

Metamorphosis

Healing is meant to hurt, But no one tells us so It is the sting of metamorphosis The collapsing grief of letting go As our hearts begin to remember The bittersweet of our history When we see the whole perspective Of life, of loss, of synchronicity. It will not last forever, dear soul, Though atContinue reading “Metamorphosis”

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”

The World We Carry

When my shoulders feel heavy I often forget That everyone is attempting to be Atlas too Hoisting a heaviness they never asked to bear Quietly complying, requesting nothing But a little bit of kindness to see them through. We cannot take away the burden of others But we can lighten their load with empathy RespectContinue reading “The World We Carry”

Three Paths

There are three paths ahead of us Not one of them right, not one of them wrong Each leading us to the same destination Whether arriving swiftly or prolonged. The first leads to an ocean of deepest emotion Where we swim to rhythm of our heart’s symphony Eyes closed as we are guided by ourContinue reading “Three Paths”

And Yet They Bloom

Dear soul, I know the winter has been harsh Ice upon ice and snow upon snow As if we were taken prisoner by the elements Waiting, always waiting, for the arrival of Spring. This year I thought the cold had won victory Over the crocuses trapped beneath snow And yet they bloom despite it all.Continue reading “And Yet They Bloom”