Author Archives: aletalane

About aletalane

I am a learner.

The magnitude of the love of lifetimes

Nobody warned me what it would feel like to fall in love with you. Nobody told me how the earth would open up and swallow me whole, caressing my body with her lush tongue as I was slowly devoured. Nobody … Continue reading

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Becoming

Once, you inspired a fire in my heartspace, One that smelled of cedar trees and sandalwood And felt like a thunderstorm. This fire is not for you, not anymore. I can no longer bear the weight of your memory and … Continue reading

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On finding grace in the hard choices

All of life is a choice.  It’s just one big choice, one big question, “Do you choose to live?” At one point in time, we’ve all made the biggest choice there is: to come to this life, this planet, this … Continue reading

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A gentle offering

Every word that slips from my tongue and lips is a poem in itself. My body, worthy of high praise, is an orchestra.  Each move it makes blends with each sound uttered to compose a lifelong symphony. My heart is … Continue reading

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Wildness, in my own terms

Today I was asked what it means to be wild, to have a wild heart. What a great question.  Upon being asked this question, I realized I don’t really know what being wild means to me. So I will write … Continue reading

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To be held

You’re not alone darling. Do you feel alone?   Why?   That slight coolness you feel Is only my cupped hand Laid along your cheek.   Feel my breath near your temple As I kiss you with all the tenderness … Continue reading

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On waiting for love to be returned

What happens when the one you love doesn’t love you back, at least, not in the way you expect or want?  What chemical changes occur in your brain, your psyche, your atomic center?  For surely something of that magnitude does … Continue reading

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