MADE FOR TWO

I tried to Slip quietly Out the back But the door Squeaked Then slammed Shut For a few moments I stared Hard at the stars I sucked in air And watched As ice crystals Carried My exhale away The slamming door Woke her up Mommy? Are you okay? Yea baby I was just thinking About … More MADE FOR TWO

WHAT IF…

This morning I woke up with one thought in my mind. What if I am the problem? What if all this time I thought I had no power to change anything and didn’t try just to find out I had enough power to make a difference? WHAT IF… I looked at the world with the … More WHAT IF…

HELP ME RISE UP

  Last night this song came on and though I love this song I have never listened to the words. I was sitting next to my daughter and listening to her belt it out. It was beautiful. Her voice, her strength, her… happiness. I felt, at that moment, she would be okay. She would be … More HELP ME RISE UP

IF SHE WERE A DRAGON

I just started watching Game of Thrones.  My favorite character is Daenerys Targaryen.  She is beautiful.  She is strong.  She is compassionate.  I wonder… if she were a Dragon what kind would she be. I was born a dragon With white feathers From head to toe I never learned Like all dragons do To breathe fire … More IF SHE WERE A DRAGON

PICKED AND CLEANED

  Fog drifts soft over calm water Shallow waters kept hidden from The sun, the trees, prying eyes The small sharp rocks dig deep Into the tender flesh on my back As I lie still Silent Breathing And staring Staring at the underbelly Of a smoky white blanket Swirling this way and that Above my head Around … More PICKED AND CLEANED

HUNTING SILENCE

I hate the silence. The way it screams with its hands. How it reaches out to choke me. Vile words strung together and placed around my throat just long enough to make me feel its presence. I hold my breath trying to outlast it. Trick it into letting go. But silence is smart. It’s strong. … More HUNTING SILENCE

FINDING NORTH

Clouds build in the distance.  Gigantic walls towering over the earth. I feel small underneath them.  I feel alone. I hear cars pass nearby, a man scream for a friend to wait up, and bass.  Bass loud enough to vibrate my bones. I close my eyes to the clouds and lay on the ground.  Hot … More FINDING NORTH

ARMAGEDDON

   Every now and then so much is going on in my real life that my dreams absorb the anxiety.  They stir up unwanted and unsettling emotion.  Dreams where friends betray me, loved ones are hurt, tornadoes force me to run. But this dream came after a night of earnest prayer. I mean I normally pray… I pray hard.  I pray for me … More ARMAGEDDON