Down a country road, I discover the shore of a peaceful place
The arm of a great lake where waves cleanse rocks
I locate a spot, get lost in my thoughts, and presume they'll bathe me too
As this year ...
Minutes after midnight I climb out of bed
Finding comfort on my patio in the easy pose
Legs crossed, hands stacked in my lap, palms facing the stars Eyes closed while trying to set my mind free
Gradations of orange and blue, caught my eyes over blinding white beams of opposing headlights. I paused my schedule for a few minutes to stop and stare in awe of you. Because when I am unable to gree...
Strangely calm my spirit remains
Knowing the heaviness of what I must relay
I pray you mindfully receive my truth
My gut knows you won’t take it well
Lies you’ll proclaim as your grief swells
My parents console aching hearts daily for the loss of their son A hurt worn on their faces during ordinary conversations
When flashbacks turn tones somber and tears begin to run
Their eyes close, and...
I rise from the ashes After scorching the lies of my youth
I come to terms, realize
It’s okay to be a mess
I no longer have to evade my truth
I wasn’t born into this madness
Neatly packaged with a bow...