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 [...]