Hold You There

And it takes your breath away
Just before dropping
You dare to hold on
The rush of wind in your lungs
Freeing you from yourself
Letting it all go
Utterly alive
Utterly terrified
And flying
Feeling your heart flutter and race
As you plunge in the wonder of this vast abyss
The sparkling deep blue
Flowing up and down
Together and forever
Over and under
Sharing you there
Swooping, diving
I’ll hold you there
In the embrace of the night sky
Your spirit elevated
As light as a tear
I’ll hold you there
In our one and only time here


The comfort of the morning sun
The familiar trees and homes in my neighborhood
It was you
The safety and comfort of you
You gave me joy and peace of mind
You inspired the soft voice that helps me rhyme
It’s feeling you there
Obliviously as I ride through my day
Not knowing you’re in the back of my heart and mind
Not knowing you’re deeply spread all around

I only know when the light has gone away
When I shiver from the cold
The blue shadows, the grey cement
The crying lonely ache

Sometimes they are still there
The sunlit creamy warm hues
The bright green leaves and shiny grass
I remember
A candle lit
Trying to survive
Shivering, flickering
Through the wind and rain
Bracing destruction and change
Without being hurt or slain
Letting the hot wax drip down my veins
Sometimes I remember

Take Me

Take me to another place
Another moon, another dream
Another circle in space
Share your world with me
Take me on a journey
Show me different flavors
Of milk and honey
Let me hear a brand new song
One that paints the ceilings and lawns
I want to hear all your melodies
Not just the one on repeat
Or your top 40
I want to hear your story
The rollercoaster riding
Along your epic soundtrack
Your highs and lows
Dancing around the crack
The mesmerizing snowflakes
And puzzle pieces
The patterns that you recognize
The ones that only you can see
I want you to show me
The colors behind your eyes
The vibrations beneath your skin
The emotions you silently sing
Take me there
Show me everything

Finding You

We used to sing together
Now all we can do
Is ride this rocky weather
Through the current
And cold wind
We can find each other
Pulling through to the end
Making it out of here
Seemingly alone
We confide in that
We do in fact have a home
Sing alone for now
And think of me
Give yourself strength
Through the reckless sea
I can find you
And reach for your hand
But until we find land
I will be dancing in
My memories of when
We used to sing freely
And wait patiently
Until we can sing again

Ocean and Land

The salt and wind
Dancing with my hair
The white noise
Filling my veins
Looking out
Water rolling for miles
I run toward and away
Chasing the waves
Along the sand
Closing the gap
Between worlds
Of ocean and land

Our Own

Reading poems late into the night
Reading more upon waking
Under the full moon
In the morning sun
Savoring each of them
Feeling the weight of each word
Remembering the life around them
Celebrating the moments we shared
The feelings they cherish and reveal
Cherishing me and the world I see
Seeing what I notice, what I celebrate
And feeling it again with me
Feeling that world and
Being part of that magical place
Sharing my sanctuary
Diving into photos, discovering details
Savoring the sunsets and parks
The daydreams between the seams
Realizing we never fully saw them
The hazy pinks and soft questions
The fireflies in the jar
Truth glowing like stars
Never got the chance to escape into them
But here now on the couch, in the covers
In the warmth of your intrigue
In the affection of your curiosity
We feel the colors and words come to life
Releasing them, watching them fly
As if they belong to someone else
As if they belong to another world
Another universe
Far from our own

The World’s Exhale

Waking up
I hear the rain, the wind rustling the tree branches
The rushing of car wheels spinning over the wet streets
I see the blue light peeking from behind the curtains
It’s still dark in the room, only the blue silhouette of sleep is seen
Wanting to share listening to the white cleansing sound
Spirit at ease, calmed, comforted
Released into the exhale that connects the earth and sky
Body feels like a home, warm and still
Encased in invisible memories that shelter me from the wet and wind
I curl into another home
And listen to the rain as our spirits
Release and sail
Through the rush of the
World’s exhale

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