Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A daughter, a mother

Happy Birthday ami

Thank you for being the best mother you could have been given your wounds and challenges

Teenagers are difficult to parent and given my wounds and challenges I'm doing the best I can with my kid

Some days you failed
Some days as a mother I fail too

But as a mother I have learned something I could not have learned as a daughter

I love my daughter...
and I'm doing the best I can giving her everything I've got...
and some days it's not enough...
or even what she needs...
and some days I don't know how to give her what she needs!

And yet I know without a doubt I do it all out of love for her 

Because I love her...

As a mother I now know you love your daughter too

As a daughter, to you my mother, know I love you endlessly 

I always have
Even on days I hated you
I hated you because I loved you

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Passion

Love me
Know my soul
I yearn for understanding
To be 
Known
Loved for the knowing
Speak my thoughts
Feel my heartbeat 
Taste the salt of my skin
The sweetness of my lips
Listen to my colors
See the sounds of my touch
Forget all you know
Just sense my existence
Vibrate with yours

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The darkness

The darkness is a strange place
I know it well
You knew it too
The darkness beguiles at times
It's cold caress
The promise of nothingness
With a heart so broken 
The mind wants simply 
To forget 
The pain
I too
know the pain
And yet
How could you
Succumb
Let go
Embrace
It so...
I don't know
I'm mad at you
I'm sad
Confused
I don't even know

How could you
Succumb
Let go
Embrace
It so...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wisdom of the falling leaves

Shedding leaves
One by one
Held on
For so long
Each a story
All its own
With each falling
Come tears of blood
With the tears
Acceptance comes
It comes but at a 
Handsome cost
You must feel
To let go
You feel
You falter
Let go and
Fall
And with each falling
You are caught
Float softly down
In the arms of grace 

Shedding leaves
One by one
Held on for so long
Hurts and loves
With each falling
A fear of loss
And with each loss
Something's gained

Shedding tears now
So many come
Like leaves falling
In the fall
So many memories
To let go
Like a monsoon
Floods the plain

Shedding stories
Shedding lives
Shedding sorrows
Shedding skins

Raw and weeping
Gnarly plain
Stands the tree now
Stripped and bare

Standing still
Majestic
Tall
Cold yet lovely
Winter comes
Stoic
Silent
Somber
Strong
The tree stands despite
The seasons' toll
Hope of spring time
In the air
It waits 
Patient
For times to change

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Poison
In my veins 
Politics
Dirty tricks
Cannibals
At my flesh pick
Vultures
In corporate suits
With rancid breath
And clammy hands
Grab my ass
Harrass
My silent screams
Unheard
Through the maze
Of formal complaints
In shock and dazed
I chase the shadows
Of human rights
Betrayed
ENRAGED
Wounded spirit
Tired feet
No screams
My lips sealed
The CEO free
While I can't breathe

It has a name
This
PLAGUE
Say it
Out loud
Not all who break
Were physically raped
For some the exploitation
Was mental
Emotional 
Some were grabbed
Groped
Harassed
A word 
Remark 
Or two
Demeans
Invades
MY SPACE

IT HAS A NAME
This plague
Say it
Out loud

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I rise

From cinder, ash and dust
I rise
With each tear that falls
I am cleansed
Hello there
Who are you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
My heart
My soul
I love you
I know this heart
I know this soul
This face
This hand
Wrinkled
Broken
Worn
And still
I love you

From the ashes 
And the dust
Yet I rise
And with each blow
That felled me
To the ground
Even as you watched
From that crumpled heap
I rose

Yes I rise
Anew
Reborn
Untorn
Ever free
Wild
I rise
I love you
I love you
I love you
I rise

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Seven and Three at WPC

Every now and then
I meet a soul 
Whose music enthralls my world 
In this vast
Universe
We share some space
Exchange a word
A connection made

In a life full of minutes
Momentous moments 
Such as this
My landscape make

#turtle
#pipes