Unbroken Dreams

Dreams don’t break.

They grow and change – as you do
They wrap themselves in a cocoon
Of trial and error

And emerge with wings

They can fly and they can crash
You’re the wind that supports their rise
You’re the flame that ignites their fire

Dreams work with you and against you
They are the gloves that take the punch
And you’re the fighter that doesn’t drop your fists

Dreams are the views from the top
The tingling sensation when you look down from new heights

They are
An existence outside of this time and this place
A momentary glimpse of perfection
That feels whole even with cracks

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Together Apart

I body slammed into your inhibitions
Satisfied the thirst of your fears
And left you before you could say goodnight

I plummeted into the depths of your mind
Questioned all I could find
And left you unearthing yourself

When I stepped on the toes of your curiosities
Erasing the trembles in your voice
You looked at me with bewildered eyes
And I left you better than before

There’s no goodbye without a hello
No places of meeting without meaning
And the truth is,
Everything we could be
exists separately
in you
&
in me

Without The Weight of Gravity

I want the dream I don’t believe in
The fairytale without an ending
The truth in the face of a lie
To know the answers without the questions

I want to know why bad things happen to good people
The reason everyone wants what they don’t have

The amount of times it takes to try and fail
And try and fail
And try again
Before you succeed

When it’s right to quit
And when it’s better to continue

I want to know how to right the wrongs
Undo the pain
Kiss the wounds and sew the scars of
Those who feel weak

To glue the world back together again
like the globe I had on my desk back
when I was a kid
when it all spun in unison
from America to Africa
all the way down to Australia

I want to soar like a bird with long wings
Touch my toes in the water and come out for a breath of fresh air
Like a fish hopping out of water
Just to see how it feels on the other side

To embrace the freedom of childlike spirit
The unknowing
To clasp it between my palms
Like the first flower that blooms in the springtime

Opening into a world of newness

without the
weight
of
gravity

To breathe into
Now
Because it’s everything I have
And only that which I
Know

Like A Poet to Words

He cared for her
Like he watered his garden
Always timely
Giving her what she needed
And letting the sun do its job

He cared for her
Like a child collecting baseball cards
Holding them to the light
So you could see their beauty and rarity
While protecting them in transparency

He cared for her
Like an artisan to his craft
Molding the final touches
On the statue that can’t be broken

He loved her
Like a poet to words
A doctor to a cure
A flower to the sun
The novel that’s just begun

Take Time 

Take time to make your bed
Pull the sheets
Straighten up
Grind the coffee
Stir it gently

Take time to smile at a stranger
Count your change
Make a change

Take a moment of something that feels seemingly small
And let it be
g
r
a
n
d
Just let it be

Smile at another stranger

Listen after you ask someone how they are
And tell them you really want to know
the ins, the outs, the good, the bad, the ugly
Nothing but the
Truth

Take time, let the seconds tick
Turning into minutes
Because they pass like hours and days and years

Take time to love fully, to feel it all
To grow, to play, to laugh, to embrace
To thank those who help you
To hold out your hand and pull someone up
today and tomorrow and the next day

Time will never wait
But it’s yours to take

Finding the Light 

I want to pour the milk in your coffee

And watch it dance in circles 

Round and round it goes

Turning darkness into light 

Drink up the love 

And soak up the sun

Are you still by my side? 

Or have I left you behind? 

We traversed the corners of the nation 

But took a backseat at home 

Like wax dropping down a candle

The moth never survives the flame 

Resilience 

How does love stand in the face of evil

At first she feels hurt, weak and defeated

But she doesn’t give up

Oh no, she can’t

She’s felt loss in her bones

There are no answers to her questions

But she holds on to hope

Like a child’s fingers

Wrapped around a balloon’s string

The world spins madly on

But love remains patient

Waiting to be seen, felt, found and shared

Love remains fearless

Love remains strong

Love remains true

And when everything is else is gone

Love still lives on