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The same, but different

The air outside Mild and humid with Spring rain Sunlight diffused by the overcast sky Sidewalks wet with recent rainfall The neighbors walking their dogs, Entire families outside to enjoy the fresh air Kids shooting hoops in the driveway, but only in their own. Everyone keeping their safe distance, but everyone outside It looks so …

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The Gift

Inside so drab and tedious The air is thick with illness and boredom Winter’s chill weighs heavy But the sun shines So in warm layers I find the water Rolling softly in the steady breeze Tiny waves ripple and sparkle Forwards and backwards Swirling among themselves As if never really moving I am mesmerized Inhale …

Known

I cry out to God As only God can know me My heart that I’ve been told is evil My mind I’ve been taught not to trust My flesh that was deemed as temptation Yet these were crafted by my Creator With adoration and love A temple for oneness and worship How could I be …

Walls

I feel it in my throat A voice trapped A scream stifled But muscles strangle my soul into silence I feel it in my bones A spirit contained Defined by a deteriorating shell But the body protects the gift it carries I feel it in this room A life that is stuck A longing to …

Projections

I see them Sad eyes Blank stares Shallow conversation Going through the motions “Is this all there is?” Cries from their empty insides I wonder what their stories are and what brought them here, and if they will ever wake up and escape? Do they even know it’s possible? And then I wonder If what …

Edge

The knot tightens in my core A cauldron beneath it Brewing from the past Fear Uncertainty Apathy I am frozen in this darkness But I know it will bubble over into nothing Evaporate when I wake Sunshine and hope awaits Don’t fight it Just breathe and be Until the dawn of a new day. Please …

Unbound

It was safe and secure With love and limits An answer for every question Even if shrouded in the long ago and far away. A world of legends and miracles But truth to a child’s open mind. The universe slowly shifted Grew Evolved The seal to the box was opened Out flowed grace and peace …

Afternoon in paradise

The clouds swirled above in multiple layers Shifting from wind, rain, sunshine We were in the arc of a rainbow I wondered if three different days passed. Twin peaks stood in stark contrast Conducting the clouds Casting gold dust and shadow in the valley I rested in their enduring majesty. The spruce and the aspen …

Gulf Shores

The warm ocean breeze Was a rhythm in my veins Singing never forget where you come From. The sand fell away beneath my toes But the salty foam tide Enveloped my feet Securing me in the Presence. On the edge of the earth I met the Center of my soul. Please follow and share!

The work

Why do I feel so guilty? This focus on me. The work to become who I’m meant to be. Peeling back the scabs and reopening the scars What isn’t mine? What is of the stars? Underneath is an unbroken child True love and dreams She was born of the wild But the world told her …

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