Finding yourself

That contraction
in your center of gravity;
you know the place,
the space where you tuck
the little pains of life
and where your deepest
cries come from.
right there,
is where you need to look
for all the ways in which
you walked away
from the truth of you.
Don’t look outside here
for you won’t find yourself.
You will find yourself here,
in your place of greatest aching.

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You feel a tug that pulls you backward.
Momentarily stopped in your tracks,
you look behind in surprise
only to see that which holds you back
is your own fear


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We see only that which is behind us
and occasionally, if we’re aware,
we see that which surrounds us as we are now.

So we walk forward,
We have eyes on the back of our minds
and on the soles of our feet
but this does not help us move forward.

So then, what senses must we use
to guide us on our path?
For if all we can see is what’s behind
(remnants of what was)
then we are not meant to see what’s ahead


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your inspiration
impregnates me with potential
and I give birth
to things I didn’t know that I
could grow inside me.

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Pointing homeward

Somewhere out there I believe there’s a star

that points me in the direction of home,

and that this star creates a light fractal

that mirrors the design that is in my heart;

I will know the way home

because the star is whispering to me

“You were me once; come home.”



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Hello to you

Who I know from

lives which can no longer claim me

I recognize you through tears;

They streak the windowpane

Of the glass house

That resides around

who I am now.



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When she’s alone

When she’s alone
she cries out
To let her feel
Her soul
Moving like water
She wants to know
How it makes its way
Through the cracks
That make up her inner canyons

Let her be inside
The ocean waves
As they crash upon
Her sandy shore
Where she can be
A part of the change
Rather than let the change
Take over her
And be left unaware

When she’s alone
She cries out
To feel the force
Of thundering floods
That break the temple
That she’s built
Inside of her
From everything
That she has been

How does it feel
To be torn apart
And to rebuild again
From a beginning that
She never expected
Eyes open wide
To see the force
Required to make
Her whole being awaken

When she’s alone
She cries out
To be released
From all that binds
And let go of what
no longer serves
And everything
is a mirror
Reflecting all
She’s been so far

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