the fear of the difficult

I open my mouth wide
and welcome the flood
the emotions as they come;
let them come.

I let them do their work
still the breath in my lungs
& restart the organs that
long ago forgot how to work. Continue reading “the fear of the difficult”

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the greatest loss

Who is it that says when it comes time to grow up? When it’s time to let go of creatures that sing us to sleep at night and make their homes under our beds, forcing our feet to find solid ground after ages in the air? 

The command to mature is laced with good intentions and tries to force our eyes down to earth. It bends our wonder until it breaks and unleashes the worst attack on that too-precious un-self-consciousness.

That we knew how to treasure it, how to keep from discovering the burdens of being Continue reading “the greatest loss”