The sun rose gently today,
I am thankful for that.
Giving my eyes time to adjust;
Life around me
Stretches and yawns at once.
The birds join in
As they announce the arrival of day once again,
In synch with the natural rhythms of life.
The sun has peaked the horizon
And now burns my eyes.
For this I am grateful as well,
To set myself free of yesterdays burdens
With breath and light,
For this is the world
Right in front of me.
Defy your fears.
Take courage of heart
Lift yourself up and out,
Into the sunlight.
Rest there as long as you need
Feeling heat upon skin;
Breathing air into the neglected depths
Of your lungs.
Here you will feel once more
The blood beating through your veins.
Listen. There is your heart song.
Allow yourself to weep,
Allow yourself to sing.
One, two , three inhale and roar.
One, two, three take a chance and soar.
The air is chilly now and I am wishing I had
Thrown on a sweatshirt.
Lay down in the ground on my belly
And prop my chin up on my hands.
The evening sun is getting lower and I love
To watch as light filters through all of the different petals and leaves.
If I squint my eyes it looks like millions of stars
Are resting amongst the flowers just like me.
Water droplets merging
On a blade of grass
As the morning sun breaks
Through the horizon creating warmth and
Of morning light piercing
Through singular beads of
Clinging to green grass and wildflowers
This side of the highway.
Simple refractions of
Such an uncomplicated masterpiece.
And I believe in magic.
Nature does not force
How blessed are we to witness a thing such as
Your mind opens a portal.
I see you shining bright.
A rhythmic pulse singing.
Internal sight breathing.
And I want to grasp you and hold you tight.
But, you cannot hold light
So I close my eyes and feel myself dissolving, Transforming.
Light I become in our union.
This is just the never ending
Wave upon wave upon wave.
The battle is real
Should i have a glass of wine
Climb in the closet, shut the door and
Sit in the dark?
Teetering on the edge
Of laughter and screams.
Rocking to and fro.
I must remember why i
I love so deep
But do not think i am so
My jaw has met fist amongst other things.
Shadows call even though there be
And friendly faces on the street.
Apathy Creeping at my feet.
Once again I retreat from
The invisible forces.
With those formless thought shifters.
“Go away!” I say as my worth is not in
Their ungrateful hands.
I write truth on the wall.
I must remember why i am here.
I close my eyes once more and am
Taken to the red dirt
Where I kneel.
Home feels so far but there
It is in my heart. My heart.
How could I forget. Wallowing
In my fears.
I know why i am here.
I let them
Get in my head. I let them twist my mind.
Deplorable thoughts have no control.
Thoughts cannot condemn my soul.
I know why i am here.