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”

Help Me Figure This Phenomenon Out

My friends, I’m taking a brief pause from my usual poetry-ish writing to ask for some help solving a mystery, if you feel so inclined to chime in. I would not be posting this if it weren’t sending my brain into mental gymnastics. Every day, and by that I mean every. single. day. for theContinue reading “Help Me Figure This Phenomenon Out”

Softly Listening

The snow is falling softly now Leaving us in a quiet, peaceful world Where the noise so often overpowering Becomes more subdued, background music And we listen with attuned hearts To the fundamental melodies of our souls. Sometimes the most meaningful music Is found in the notes softly playing on repeat Within our veins, ourContinue reading “Softly Listening”

Rare Souls

Once in a great while, as we unassumingly pave our way through life, We come across those rare, kindred souls Who become for us mile markers on an otherwise uncharted road. Opening up access to our most tender feelings, these gentle ones Heal us from the inside out simply by accepting us exactly as weContinue reading “Rare Souls”

Take Us Through this Never-Ending Night

Look, dear soul. The sun is peaking through the clouds, ever so slightly Streaming down like gold from angry storm clouds Onto our sun-deprived faces. Perhaps this glimpse of welcomed relief is only temporary Fleeting as so many vital resources are in these troubling times, But what should we care if the sun shines forContinue reading “Take Us Through this Never-Ending Night”

Stretching Wings

I thought the tree was where I belonged Sitting beneath a canopy of branches Nestled up against the trunk of this vast oak Lulled to sleep by the sound of the breeze through leaves. Never dreamed of leaving this sacred space Too afraid of the world outside the shade of my tree Protected from theContinue reading “Stretching Wings”