Empathy, Gratitude, Healing, Journeys, Love, People, Truth


You ask everything
and I tell you
whatever comes
into my head and
you take it in
with unblinking eyes
and nod and smile
at the anything
my truth
you’re hearing.
No one has ever
heard before.

Beauty, Courage, Empathy, Gratitude, Healing, Heartbreak, Journeys, Love, Pain, Truth

Daily Prompt: An Imperfection to Cherish

Daily Prompt

Let It Go

I never can
just let people go
phase out of my life
without saying a word.
I don’t go quietly
not if I care
not if I’ve loved
not if we’ve shared
moments that stick
behind my eyes
seeing you, your
hair mussed and matted
you grinning with
that impish charm
illuminated with
blinking ocean eyes.
So I couldn’t just
let it
let you go
without telling you
how I feel and
what I want
even though it sounds
to say such things
long after you’ve
found another life.

Beauty, Fun, Home, Love


The couple lies in
bliss, together,
his arm cradling her head
her serene smile
unashamed, unafraid
safe in his embrace and
he only sees her
beauty, kissing her softly,
unaware of the darkness
he’s left behind,
his loneliness now transformed
into holy light
consecrated canopy
and blessed coupling.

Chakra energy, Empathy, Gratitude, Healing, Journeys, Love, Miracles, New Paths, People


Letting this sink in
this something real
tonight, after
a day of longing
ending with
an understanding
of what it’s not
and what it is
something new
and tangible and
all I can do is stare
in disbelief and
shake my head, smiling
while this new joy
sinks into me.

Fun, Gratitude, Journeys, People

Good Morning

Tired and drained after
long hours working
into the morning, last night
I need a boost, something
to know it matters
I matter
somehow, and then
I look, and see that
came by
checked in again
while I slept
and suddenly
there’s a smile
in my day knowing
someone cares
even if they didn’t
stop to say hello.

Chakra energy, Empathy, Home, Journeys, New Paths, Pain


I used to feel at home, here,
greeted like an old friend
when I entered, hugs and smiles
instant recognition
of my name, my worth.
But this year feels different.
It feels impersonal,
like work, not home.
I can tell the difference now,
and I’m glad I’ll be
home soon.

Chakra energy, Empathy, Family, Friends, Love, New Paths, Truth

Oddly Happy

And so it begins again
having to explain over
and over and once more
that I’m happy where
I am
and in love, yes,
regardless of rationality
and I don’t have illusions
but know that I’m odd
I’m not entirely sane, perhaps,
or am more sane than those
who think I should just
find a man and keep him
just to have one around.
I’ve been called wise
too many times
to question my choices now.
I’ve spent too many
happy days and nights
contemplating the intricate
energy patterns swirling
to think that they’re
not real, this ocean
we live and breathe.
So all I can do
is smile my dreamy
mad smile and laugh
and explain yet again,
no, I’m not looking
for someone new
and yes, I’m very happy.