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Earthmother (for Heidi)

When I think of you, it is with thoughts of butterflies and flowers. I did not know their names until you told me, like a precious secret, like this knowledge was the only true wealth, and how lucky that we could be rich together. Perhaps I would not know to love the world from the roots up, as you do, without your quiet enthusiasm for everything that grows.
It might seem a perilous undertaking of the spirit, to see what beauty is still alive in this world of smoke, and speed, and fear, but as I question if there is hope for us in the times to come, I remember you in your garden, smiling, and showing us that hope is everywhere if you know where to look.

Learn to Fly

The way you run,
feet barely
touching the
ground,
I know we can
still learn
to fly.

Spark

There are more with a spark like the one you carry in your loving heart, so I know we will never be lost.

Secret Admirer

I probably won’t admit it in person, but I think you’re pretty great.

Full Steam

All the years have not lessened the feeling of excitement in me when you give me that look. The one that says Fire it up, we’re going in.

Core Team

Don’t take your family for granted, because people who love you even after they know you don’t come along every day.

Bad Monsters

Trying to pass themselves off as monsters, but the smile in their eyes keeps giving it away.

Other Worlds

We are not so far away from the world of giants and secrets and magic.

Everything

Nothing feels more like everything than love.

Angel Mode

They talk about angels, but what if the angels are within, and all we need to do is unfold our wings.

Closet Optimist

This isn’t a popular opinion, but secretly I think things are going to work out.

Shine

For everything¬†you’ve done and everything you are, thank you. You are the light that shines.

Higher Path

There is a way up toward the better world we have seen in our dreams, but these stairs won’t build themselves.

Breathless (he)

The first time
he saw her,
he knew it
was going
to take
another
fifty years
to catch
his breath.

Touchstone

When I wasn’t sure if it was
worth it
to keep going,
because of how hard it was,
you were there
to show me
it wasn’t going to be easy,
but it was going to be worth it.

Light Within

The light
inside of one
person
is enough
to change
the world,
so imagine
what we
can do
with two.

Breathless (I)

The first time
I saw you,
I knew it
was going
to take
another
fifty years
to catch
my breath.

We Missed You

Warm rough hands,
worn work boots,
dirt on the pants
and a dance in his eyes.
Hey everybody,
dad’s home.

Ordinary Things

It’s hardest to love the ordinary things, she said, but you get lots of opportunities to practice.

Quiet Way

You arrived
when you were most needed
and held the ground steady
in your quiet way.
For us, there is no question,
we could never have made it this far
without you.