my heart looks like your heart

my heart looks like your heart

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

your heart

i have heard the cry of your heart
and i have kissed you 
as it wept fearfully and safely
against my skin

i have rejoiced with your heart
and i have danced with you 
as it smiled joyfully and hopefully
in the magic 
and in the footsteps of our breath

i have loved your heart
and i have crawled inside as far as you and your manmade walls would let me
as you come and go
and quietly 
and carelessly
and recklessly
my heart 
in tow

i honor your heart
if not simply because
it carries mine

Thursday, May 7, 2015

your truth ...

sometimes when your heart takes a hit
the debris doesn't scatter 
and the pieces don't choose where to fall

sometimes the wound just patiently leaks

and those loose fragments stick to your skin
and like a slow release 
they peel off 
and dig in
at the same time
little by little 


your truth

reminding you
to love you 

Friday, May 1, 2015

be where you are

i believe it is not only important
but also necessary
to offer ourselves the gift of compassion.
i know that for me,
when i am going through something
the only way to get to the other side
is to allow myself to be in it in the first place.
i have to feel it,
every bit of it,
sometimes how ridiculously hard it is
sometimes glimpses of how beautiful it is
other times how simply debilitating it is.
i have to face it 
every single day 
until it isn't there anymore
or until it looks 
completely different.

sugarcoating or masking the truth of where we are
does not lead us out of the dark,
does not bring the light to where we are fallen,
and does not remove the shrapnel 
from our soul.

be where you are. 
love yourself there. 
it's okay.