day 118

the mowers buzz as they tame the grass across the street, water spits in rapid fire the ground has little rest now when men struggle for its mastery i seek the parts that are overgrown where plants intermingle as they please animals and insects reside among the leavesa chorale of birds in…

day 117

i sleepwalk at times to find what i’ve lost and wake in the middle feeling star-crossed as the sleep slips from me like a thin neglige i return to my bed with no more to say 4.27.17 Image @Eliza Alys Young

day 116

intake of breath cools the flame that longs to rage across the bush crackling delight while it fills the air with smoke of discontent until it ends in conflagration 4.26.17

day 115

i hibernate the day until the shroud of night keep the quiet close to me stay hidden in the light promises so often made then trampled underfoot need to rest a little more then wash off all your soot i have no fear in this life welcome joy and pain patience i…

day 114

my travels take another turn disappointment leaves its aftertaste as you stay swaddled in your hesitation each twist may cause me to pause a moment in unknowing then unabashed i take a step towards my destination 4.24.17 [Image Source]

sown (day 113)

we plant seeds between us watch for them to grow in a bed of anticipation and all the hopes we sow the possible so delicate a maybe so unsure we wait within our wonder to see if love concurs 4.23.17

day 112

i paddle along the lake’s edge where the wild grasses grow broken branches guard the shore from intrepid explorers tangled in the swampy strands descending deep into the water i wonder what the darkness hides that the muck has claimed its own you retreated into hiding a submersion of solitude while i…

day 111

i stay in the center and rest awhile until the din of expectations becomes a quiet whira background noise to ignore a trickster of self i pursue its tranquility the elusive true quiet always just out of reach, a deep sense of peace 4.21.17 [Image Source]

spiraling (day 110)

in the well i face the silence spiral down into its depth while the quiet can unnerve me i banish doubts that may have crept patience is not my best companion my restless mind prodding on racehorses ready to start running i feel the waiting’s far too long there is not fear…

day 109

i sweat in the womb of the earth i learned my true name i dreamed while awake i was never the same 4.19.17 [Image Source]

firewalk (day 108)

i once walked on fire hot coals tickled my bare feet warm popcorn under my toes back then i had no children, no heartbreak or great loss nor a deep love to define me ash covered the soles of my feet as i walked past who i was and stepped into who…

cleanse (day 107)

each night i bathe to cleanse myself anew i scrub the past off my skin i soak in heat, blistering heat to remind me of where i came from as i lay in the purifying water i long to return to the cool of life yet i try to tarry, to linger…

day 106

honeysuckle overtakes me rich perfume penetrates my pores i’m drunk on its sweetness the air is still; the birds rest gently chirping amongst the leaves trees stand tall; branches lifted like graceful ballerinas about to pirouette clouds diffuse the sun’s glare while colors pulse with vibrance 4.16.17

day 105

may we make memories to enjoy down the road remember what was and still yet untold may i forget all the waiting as the trust starts to grow and ask all the questions i seek to know 4.15.17 [Image Source]

day 104

when can i tell you about the insanity to which i was born? dark creativity suckled me onward until i transformed; strength deep inside, i found far too young; paths that i followed and was nearly undone. your work has you travel to places unknown; my journeys run deeper to where my…

day 103

there is no solace in answers when there aren’t answers to give there’s no honor in staying for promises unfulfilled time has come to move forward from all i can not forgive embrace the new that is coming the life i want to live 4.13.17