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”
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”
I am older everyday and today
I’m older than I’ve ever been.
The summer heat climbs up my body
like a vine: stubborn and winding,
growing with the days. It sticks to me
like wet clothes but I am happy drinking Continue reading “twenty-5”
May I learn to live
like I love;
steady and stubborn, heart
in hand, how I love.
I always hid my needs,
denied my wants, now I love Continue reading “I love”
the days that fill me up
are the ones on which
i am most broken.
the days i let my
heart ebb & flow Continue reading “broken to be whole”
it’s always like this when I close my eyes when the sky goes blue and I go bluer this nakedness like pulling skin from bones reliving the day I became human I want to know myself like I am known birth a love like the Love that carries me. this is an unbecoming… Continue reading unbecoming
Take a breath and two more. The parts of you
that seem dark, vast like space, endless
like time will one day be the most
familiar, the best home you’ve known.
Your skin feels foreign, you swear
you were squeezed into it without a care
without a thought about your soul.
Alive a few decades too late Continue reading “making a home in your body”