23.02.2019

Even frail hearts are beautiful…

hearts that have been battered…

hearts that are broken and scarred…

they carry wishes…dreams…and love…

but sometimes, words and their meaning

slip through the cracks and seep through

taking root…warping and transforming hearts

sometimes defining its fate…

 

22.02.2019

I saw you coming

like a storm…

moving at a hundred and forty-five miles per hour

with gusts of two hundred and thirty-five;

but instead of taking shelter

I flung the doors wide open,

and braced myself for impact…

 

An Invitation

perhaps you’ve been to many shores and numerous seas,

swam in its waters and felt the sand between your toes,

saw many sunsets and perhaps waited for the sun to rise…

but darling you’ve never been to mine…

won’t you come visit my shore…

lie in the sand and let me cover you in a warm embrace;

come and swim in my waters

and let my waves hold you and sway you gently…

let your breath sync with my tides

rising with the moon

and  falling with the sun…

Sojourn

lovers come into our lives

with their everything…

whether hidden or exposed;

some come bleeding, scarred…sometimes broken

some come for comfort…sometimes just a quick fix

others come to us whole and overflowing;

some come into our lives like a storm…

but they all come to us with their hopes,

their dreams, longings, and desires…

their chaos…their darkness…their pain

their love and a light…

they come with

their past, their present, and their future

until it’s time to leave…

06.02.2019

All of us are creatures who yearn for love…to be loved…

and in loving

we stay away from the heat but jump into the fire;

we run from the cold but walk barefoot in the snow;

we take shelter from the rain but dive into the depths of the ocean…

in loving

we want to burn and feel deeply…we desire to freeze – time…

and drown in moments too short and fleeting

becoming memories…eventually forgotten in our parting