Earthmother (for Heidi)
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,
I know we can
There are more with a spark like the one you carry in your loving heart, so I know we will never be lost.
I probably won’t admit it in person, but I think you’re pretty great.
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.
Don’t take your family for granted, because people who love you even after they know you don’t come along every day.
Trying to pass themselves off as monsters, but the smile in their eyes keeps giving it away.
We are not so far away from the world of giants and secrets and magic.
Nothing feels more like everything than love.
They talk about angels, but what if the angels are within, and all we need to do is unfold our wings.
This isn’t a popular opinion, but secretly I think things are going to work out.
For everything you’ve done and everything you are, thank you. You are the light that shines.
There is a way up toward the better world we have seen in our dreams, but these stairs won’t build themselves.
The first time
he saw her,
he knew it
When I wasn’t sure if it was
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.
inside of one
The first time
I saw you,
I knew it
We Missed You
Warm rough hands,
worn work boots,
dirt on the pants
and a dance in his eyes.
It’s hardest to love the ordinary things, she said, but you get lots of opportunities to practice.
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