Lost

I think I have been lost for a long time, Still anchored, but unsettlingly empty As if the contents of my inner world Have been locked away for safekeeping And I am wandering endlessly in circles Trying to find the missing key. Maybe I am searching in the wrong places For tiny bursts of illuminatedContinue reading “Lost”

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”

Advice to My Younger Self

There is no need to hurry the important decisions, The ones that will change the DNA of your life Trickling down into the what, where, and how Of who you are and the space you occupy; Take the time to align the ruminating of your mind With the unwavering pull of your gentle heart AndContinue reading “Advice to My Younger Self”

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”

Today’s Resolve

Today I resolve to listen To sleep when it begins to pull To sunlight’s contagious beckoning To the pause before the words unfold. Today I promise to respond To my needs often placed on hold To tears if they choose to well up To the stories that must be told. Today I hold myself accountableContinue reading “Today’s Resolve”

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”

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”

What I Wish for You

What I wish for you is that you could see your worth Not from the tainted lens of a biased and cruel world But from deep within yourself, for yourself. What I wish for you is that you could start believing That there is still hope hiding beneath the rubble Of sudden heartaches and unexpectedContinue reading “What I Wish for You”