When life holds you in its highest regards,
Say Thank You.
When the shit hits the fan,
Bask In It.
When you fall in love,
In the space between,
When you have a bad day,
Acknowledge It But Don’t Embody It.
Hold you friends close.
Hold your family dear.
Be kind to strangers
and to yourself.
but don’t give it the keys to the car.
This is your ride.
Own it and navigate with it as you will.
You have the control.
Soil, gravel, and sweat sits below my soles.
I know that I will not be swayed.
This is where I need to be.
This is where I shall stay.
I hear you murmuring
at the most unexpected of times
riddling my mind with humor
and assuring me that it’s fine.
I don’t get caught up anymore
I’m not lost on my own
I am learning day by day
through what I have been shown.
Thank you for your counsel
For the lessons and strain
I trust in this process
And won’t use what I’ve learned
I have accepted this apparition
That seems to have made a home in and around me.
It was once more of a poltergeist,
Quick, clumsy, rude, and powerful
No longer terrified, I look to it
As more of a friend, a confidant.
I share my secrets,
I welcome it in,
I stare it in the eyes,
well-knowing it will not win.
Undress me in one breath,
Surround me in You,
We’ll both Unfold,
And forever take in the view.
Whispers between us
Out of this realm we step,
Engulfed in amorous connection,
A feeling we won’t soon forget.
If you want to go,
Now is the time.
If you want to stay,
It will guide you the right way.
If you want to make it,
If you want to forget,
There is a reason it’s there.
Give it your all,
Fight til the death,
It’s all just a test.
You’re more prepared than you believe,
Go out and attend,
Your heart will thank you
For the time that you spend.
Let your touch inspire every tremble,
Glide across my skin,
Softly kiss every inch of me,
Different from where we’ve been.
Lay next to me with sleepy eyes
And drift off for a while,
Pretend all else melts away,
And when you awake, i’ll smile.
Surrendering the day with a full heart,
I smile and rest my head,
I prepare myself for the next fresh start,
Also known as the day ahead.
My quarters are shrouded in black,
The light breeze caressing my skin,
I am grateful to look back
And appreciate what this day has been.
Goodnight to all my plans,
Goodnight to all my loves,
I take this time to shut my eyes
And gently give a shove;
I push away my doubts,
I thank my lucky stars,
“Your passion won’t soon run out
because you know who you are.”
Smooth out that crinkled-up breath,
Remind yourself why you are here.
This is the time to go all in,
This is your year.