Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Planes and Automobiles

Walls.  Watching from the outside and waiting.  So much of life moving and going.  So many stories passing along, finite lines of infinite possibilities.  Still, I'm just small and here.  Missing.  Hoping.  Loving.  Waiting for part of my heart to return.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Broken Pieces

“All your wounds from craving love
Exist because of heroic deeds.” - Hāfez

I lay out
Pieces strewn askew,
Jagged edges
Of life.

A certain skill,
All has come undone.
Old become new.

The art
Of picking up
Those pieces 
On the ground -

All is re-aligned
Along these
Jagged edges of life.

Do not cry
Burning tears,
Begging me
To forgive -

In so wishing
These pieces 
Might be
Washed clean.

Not Forgetfulness,
Is the stuff
Life is made of.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I walk.
Up a steady incline.
Breathless from the beauty.
But for questions.
I watch as the birds soar.
Up an ever-growing spiral of wind.
I wait.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I have so many questions.
There are still things that have not settled,
As I come in contact with the every day.
I greet the sunrise and moonlight alike -
Wondering what revelation a new day will mean.
I jump at opportunities to help, to work...
I do not wish to grow stagnant
Nor arrogant.
Those who have erred much should know -
We have no place to judge,
And we never did.
Our own illusions of how 'good' we are,
How much others should only wish
To do as we have done -
That mirror is shattered.
We must look upon ourselves and what we have done.
Knowing full well, we were never so collected.
Never so clean.
So I see, I tried to make everyone believe that
I was 'good enough',
But none of us are.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I've got my walking shoes on.
When the air shifts,
The crisp, full breath of fall
Descends on this place -
My feet itch for change.
Unknowns swirl around my shoes.
Opportunity echoes around
Corners out of sight.
And my hand is still out-stretched,
Waiting for yours.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crumbling Walls

I wonder
How long it took
For my walls to fall.
When it took my whole life to build?

Only you,
You can get it.
You break down the insecurity.

Now I know
I am supposed to
Pretend like I can be ok.
Be ok without you.

I love you.


"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive." - Hafiz