Painfully Beautiful Reminders

Pain, my teacher; Discomfort, my friend. Mountain top vistas With fracture portends, Though path is in sight, Stumbling descents And darkness of night. Rough edges yielding To the patches ahead. No longer shielding, Misleading with dread. Pain, my teacher; Discomfort, my friend. I guess it’s good To see you again.

Today’s Toll

Victories in many forms On the wings of morning borne. What’s today and what’s tomorrow When we beg, steal and borrow Joy for now and peace for then Oh I hear the cries of men “Trade us pain for your sorrow If not now then please tomorrow.” Take your peace and trade it down To... Continue Reading →

Blades of Strife

Mirror mirror on the wall How do I know a sheep from a cull? A wolf posturing in wooly clothes Appears, as soon as I repose. No peace to be had here, Upon this fretful sphere. Are we all fallen, broken, fearful made? Are we held in a father’s gaze Or left to stumble aimlessly,... Continue Reading →

Shifting Blue

Curtains shut, shading bluePretending to divide by hueFirst class from economy.A sheer and drifting dichotomy Barely masks a long-held truthAs stenches, noises float on throughTo make discomfortable and warnOur best attempts are just as worn As that tired curtain, floating blueLays bare a world that’s inside you.Uncomfortable with pain and selfAnd all a lot in... Continue Reading →

A Sparrow’s Psalm

Anxiety, wraps me in her nest, Feeds me well, and takes my rest. Trying always for a breathe. Suffocated half to death. Anxiety, spreading feathered wings, Rocks me back and forth and sings Of highest heights never reached; Set her off and let her preach. Anxiety, feeding worms to me. Never ever stops to see... Continue Reading →

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