Poem_When Push Comes to Shove

You like espousing ethics and break

promises in the same breath,

you say you value communication, but here’s the silence I

got instead.

You wanted trust, but pulled away before we’d even built a foundation

you said you like to give, but push came to shove and all I got was the taking.

 

 

Poem_Naturally

trauma is a scary thing

You think it’s gone,

but then you find it lingering

where the nails meet skin

the sharp things live

where the speedometer runs high

when the loud sounds ring.

Complement with this reading: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D.

Poem_All Praise

The rain might keep falling

The weather unchanging

but still my soul will keep on singing of your promises to me

 

You Say

you delight in me

that there lie green pastures and a bounty of joy everlasting //waiting at a table for me

Surely goodness will follow, even as this rain continues to fall

And So I Will Keep On Singing

I’ll keep on singing of your goodness, your goodness, your goodness….

Until this rain transforms, these dry bones rise, I will keep on singing of your goodness to me.

Poem_Fragile Humans

“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”
– James Baldwin

1 part Pretense

1 part Earnestness

Bubble. Smooth. Leaven.

Add new voices.

Mix.

Bake New.


Holding onto the promise and truth that my God makes beautiful things out of dust.