Each petal, Precious, pixilated light, And color.
Row, Row against the current. Do not let the tide Take you over. Though your arms grow tired, And beg for respite, Row until you find The one you have always been seeking. Row until you are laid bare upon the shore, And your soul unites with the truth Of who and all that youContinue reading “Row”
The road is bumpy, Full of potholes and misdirection. It is understandable to become discouraged, To lose your way, To not want to ask for directions anymore. But the path reveals us, Allows the possibility for change, To a new course. One that starts with love and compassion for ourselves, To stand under the newContinue reading “The Road”
I am already missing you. Your singing and laughter, Your innate creativity and playfulness, Your ability to wonder at the world. Your boundless heart, Your relentless determination to be the best version of yourself, To care for others, for social justice, Your discernment and intellect. Your deep and abiding commitment to friends And family. IContinue reading “Missing you”
I lay in naked wonder, At how the fractures in my sometimes troubled relationships, Have been repeatedly healed with love. At how I have sometimes limited my grief, Afraid of it’s unknown depths. At the comfort fellow creatures of paw and hoof, Have offered unconditionally. At the awe of each precious unfolding moment, Gone beforeContinue reading “Wonder”
I held his hand Through diagnosis and sorrow I held his hand When others weren’t there I held his hand Never turning away. I held his hand And I hold it now. I will always hold his hand.
I dream of finding you, Lost to the riptide of time, And circumstance. My dear one, my son, Who brightened everyday with your smile, Your laugh, Our shared tears. It is no wonder I cannot sleep, Still hear the relentless pulse of the monitor, Still on guard, Always on guard, For what could go wrong,Continue reading “Finding you”
What is more than we can bear? For we have no choice but to go on. Trauma, violence, loss. Holocaust, genocide; and yet we must live. With horrible truths, More horrible than we should experience. Each loss is still a loss. Each heartbreak, still the raw and tender ground of being. I don’t know, don’tContinue reading “More than we can bear”
I’ve thought and thought, Trying to find words for the ineffable. I don’t hold with deities And yet, I pause, when thoughts of you Come to my mind, Because goddess, you are. Simply and without pretension. Living things, Spring forth at your glance. Knights and kings would throw themselves at your feet. Just for being,Continue reading “Darling daughter”
I am afraid to sleep One of so many Terrorized by night By letting go To find horrors beyond imagining lived on other shores And in our dreams become real, as they should As in the waking lives of our kin. Who only wish it was a dream.