Graduation

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.

Teach Love

The best teachers
are the ones
who show you
how to use
your heart.

Walking Together

I am proud to see
the one you are,
and the one
you are becoming.
It is no small thing,
this chance I have
been given
to walk the road
beside you.

Welcome Party

If you find yourself wondering when it will be your time,
congratulations, your time has come.

Easy Mind

Don’t trip
about whether you
have things figured out yet.
It takes the time it takes
to find your flow.

Heart Lines

There are invisible lines
connecting everything together,
and I am particularly fond of
the one that connects me to you.

No Rule

Pick a date and do the thing. There is no rule that says you have to feel ready before you say yes to your dreams.

True Things

They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday.

Too Much Beauty

I have heard too much beauty to ever go back, he said & in that moment, I knew there was no way the children of our world would fail.

Teaching Right

She asked me if I had kids & when I said I did she said make sure you teach them what’s right. & I said how will I know? & she nodded & said, good point, just don’t teach them any obvious wrong then.

Stress Management

I can imagine it working out perfectly, I said. I can’t, she said & I said no wonder you’re so stressed.

Solid Effort

It’s taken me a long time to get here, he said, so I don’t really care if it’s wrong.

Some Kind of Ride

feels like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly

Small World

We sat in the car & the night dropped down until the only sounds were the crickets & the dance of our voices & for a moment the world became small enough to roll back & forth between us.

Silly in Public

I figured out that if I keep it up, someday I’ll probably get wise enough to be silly in public but I probably won’t wait that long.

Side by Side

We sat side by side in the morning light & looked out at the future together.

Science Bits

this is filled with bits of stuff he learned in science class

Realist

I don’t wear stuff to impress people, she said. I can’t afford it yet.

Real Name

I can remember walking down the street, saying my name over & over, until all of a sudden, it didn’t sound like my name anymore. It didn’t even sound like a word at all & then I stopped & the silence rushed in & whispered words that sounded more like my real name & I smiled & thought to myself how surprised my parents would be when they found out what a mistake they had made.