Repotted- June’s Poem

June was gentle with me. She saw me As a fragile jar of clay. I saw her As a tender and patient friend each day. She whispered “You can breathe again” So, I listened Took a deep breath in And awoke to a part of myself I hadn’t been seeing Or living within Oh, to [...]

Sabbath’s Whisperings

Saturday steam rising Light pouring in Sabbath whispering “Breathe in” “Begin again” My pen meets The morning page Will I awake? Yes, I say. I choose to See Myself On the page Pour out the pain Pour out the questions Pour out the praise As He pours out the grace. Humbly learning Tearfully receiving Prayerfully [...]

Little Leaf Linden

The tree we have just come to know, It grows, To hold us Into each other. A holy invitation. The canopy, Overlaying, Patiently Saying “Come be with me” Its branches swaying, Whispering, And praying For our relief From the year Of grief The leaves we touch They breathe Into us Onto us Within us So [...]

Beyond the Confines of the Mind

Trembling through the city In my mind, Without once Rehearsing I ask Do you see it? The concrete rose Besides The wiggling toes Walking Alongside Where the green ivy grows As the traffic ebbs and flows Time continues on Everyone is on the go A boy and his backpack A mother and her knapsack A [...]

31st and 33rd Street

One may ask— Do you get lonely In the city? One may reply— Do you get lonely In your mind? Loneliness does not Come from a place No, no It travels with us Like a carry on item In our suitcase Loneliness is not Of a given place But Is a choice of state A [...]

May’s Poem. Reunion.

Reunion.  May was a reunion of sorts. A month marked by  Celebrating  Gathering  Transitioning    A beautiful union between two saying I do  becoming a reunion for many   A field day  becoming a holy space  of kids getting to finally gather  Together again  As kids  After a year behind the screen  Isolated in the [...]

Speak. Poetry Edition Compilation.

A brief introduction: Here is the April-May of 2021 Speak Poetry Edition Compilation. This is my first genre-focused compilation and is also the first compilation I have repeated outside of the same year. I first did this prompt in October-November of 2019. Much of why I chose the word speak back then was because of [...]

Again

April She was gentle  In touch  Patient  In speech  Kind  In difficulty  She was the friend that  Told me to  Slow down  Listen to your body  Rest  Again  She was the rose that  Told me to  Pay attention  Again  She was the goldfinch that  Told me to  Take the invitation  Disrupt  The busy  Again  She [...]

April’s Noticing’s

Have you not taken the invitation?  Oh, the goldfinches  They are gathering! Come and see-  Rest and release.  Have you not heard? Oh the laughter  Of 14 year old's  Filling a room! Listen in-   Join in.  Have you not seen? The green absorbing-  The golden glowing-   Reflecting  Refracting  Retracting  Pay attention.  Content then is the [...]

March

"Grieving to Prepare for the Grow" In March, Spring finally arrived.  This time, not as a mere whisper But as a voice, continuously speaking.  It was so energizing that I thought she’d Be my energy  But, I forgot that  With Spring  Comes the tilling  And the waiting  And, perhaps,  Even the grieving  You cannot plant [...]