simplify me, please

simplify me, please. my heart is a rope knotted and tied tight, my strength is a pit bull frothing on a choke chain, my mind is a heavy, ticking machine of unfathomable purpose. simplify me, please. gather up these scattered shreds of me and set them alight, turn them to smoke in the gentle breeze... Continue Reading →



I stumbled through the dark places and asked You why I was there I tip-toed through a twisted maze of rain-slicked back alleys and one-way streets and asked You where I was going  dragged across the rocky bottom of a river, I fought the current to stay alive and asked why every moment had to be a battle like a marionette with... Continue Reading →


Things fall together at the beach. The strand, dunes, sand, and horizon fall into even lines, stacked in plain-spoken harmonies and constrasts. Colors muted, crickets singing soft and clear. All conversation stilled to a low murmer falling on distant ears. Hushed. Clean. The setting sun is a net catching my eyes, and the seagrass weaves a sweet-smelling... Continue Reading →

i’ve only got so much to give

look, i'm real sorry i can't hear you over the roar of my anxieties. it's awful crowded here in my head these days and your voice didn't quite make the cut when it came time for the attention triage. too bad, i thought i heard you say something about peace and quiet, and rest. sweet rest.... Continue Reading →

something about us

something about us drives me crazy. maybe it’s the way I never seem to know what’s going on, how helpless I feel, how pathless, when I’m here and You’re just. . .not, on days when I can’t seem to find Your hand. there are times of strength and confidence, beauty unabashed and fruitfulness, almost a... Continue Reading →

an apology to my anger

I'm sorry, Anger, for treating you with such unkindness... I hide you away and tether your savage strength to the implacable stone of my rigid self-control, where you pace and fret at your unforgiving confines; I pen you in a cage much too small for your indecent, muscular frame and then slip you food on... Continue Reading →

between midnight and dawn

I want to glide Through the night like a ghost Wafted on a soft breeze Carried through doors and windows Into the lives Of those whose faces I ignore On a walk down the street I want to hear their troubles I want to see their dreams I want to be reassured That in most... Continue Reading →


like a steel sphere suspended between the pull of two magnets she is held as the centerpoint between extremes held in the tension of counterweights she is still she is strong the careful act of balance played out in her relaxation she feels the tug of all things but is free from it all the... Continue Reading →

Your Way

obeying You is to obey the pull of gravity there is no trapdoor escape from Your will no path outside Your unfathomable purpose for years I fought You as a swimmer fights and drowns in the waves of the sea but I see now the majesty of a bruised reed bowed low beneath the gentlest... Continue Reading →

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