Turn the Other Cheek

Pain makes us not our best selves. When they hurt us with their hands or with their mouths, we want to strike back. Fight fire with fire, help them reap what they sew, restore balance to the world. It is understandable. It is part of our nature. But we can be better. The hate that […]

Read more "Turn the Other Cheek"

Focus (Crystal Clear)

I feel like I wandered through life distracted, Flitting between one thing and another Not fully in control. I reacted to life. Feeling somewhat smothered Or maybe the right word is listless. But that all changed when I met you. Now I feel like the world has coalesced, Crystal clear now, full of meaning, shining […]

Read more "Focus (Crystal Clear)"

Life is Short

Life is short. I learned that from you. Well, I guess I already knew in my head but you made it real. Visceral. You were 100% here and then you were gone. A light that shone too bright to last long.   I feel it in my bones now When I think about you And […]

Read more "Life is Short"

Old

This land is old and worn smoothed by innumerable years Mountains that once reached for the heavens Are now brought down to earth.   A shroud of live covers the low hills Blanketing the earth in soft green Rivers broad and deep Many paths explored, now set.   Settling down to sleep, How long will […]

Read more "Old"

Young

This land is young and so are we Jagged mountains reaching for the moon Rushing rivers cutting new paths Carrying away soft stone.   Constantly shifting earth A state of constant flux The sun rises on a new world each day Still experiencing growing pains.   This land was made for giants. Will we expand […]

Read more "Young"

Thoughts on the Election

After some reflection, I just want to put out one more thought *(well I guess it’s a lot of thoughts inspired by one thought)* on the election.   I believe that the vast majority of trump supporters are not evil/racist/bigoted. They are a complex mix of people with many motivations for their vote. They are […]

Read more "Thoughts on the Election"

The Divide

It’s not worth my time to always chase you To always be in pursuit of a person Who, no matter how hard you try, what you do, Will never have an inkling of what you’ve done, The small invisible things that make life easy Always take care Because you care deeply How you disguise the […]

Read more "The Divide"