Woke up early, With no mourning, But no dance. I hope, and I work, To find dance today
I hope you can find a day When you can wake up And dance on top the sparks of chaos For no other reason, Than the striking of a mood. Not for being alive, Not for the fiction of should, And not as a matter of pity porn. The morning may be cool, The skyContinue reading “Wake up Dancing 💃”
My life, the yo-yo. Always fishing for the weekend. I start each week with a plan, A good one, I’m always sure. Until it fails, until I get overwhelmed, My plan blown up and every piece flying. I am lucky, I remind myself, When shrapnel doesn’t hit my gut But, Just because my plans fracture.Continue reading “Control”
I took a “testing” test. And boy did I need it. Because I needed to know How unprepared I was. It felt like a canon full of shrapnel to the brain. And here I was overly confident, Because #priorities. Pick a class, Any class, And run with it. Two hands can only hold one book.Continue reading “Signal”
Listening to a true crime podcast, Because I never want to be too comfortable. I think of the criminal, so called, And wonder what they would feel if their family were victims? And then, What would happen if children, Before school became a burden, Were asked to sit with uncomfortable feelings. With a simple question,Continue reading “The Lessons Missing”
I don’t think anyone I worked for Would ever quite get, The reality, as messy as it is, Of this body. The poop-splosions, the stomach pains, The migraines and hot flashes, Lawyers don’t get that close. But I am coming, Tough in inexplicable ways. And I am ready to bust that world open.
It will come, When you wake up, And the stress is outside the self Rather than rooted and emanating From inches above the soul. The stress is there, You see it, Live through it, And come out the other side. You won’t always smile, But you will find that strength That has been aging likeContinue reading “The Day”
Even though it feels odd, I need to put this somewhere, In one week I did the following: 5 classes, a 3 hour midterm, A study group, A doctors appointment, 6 hours on a single assignment in 3 days, 2 half hour meeting, One hour long meeting. A three hour professional gathering, An RX refillContinue reading “Can I Just Say”
They semi-rhyme For a reason. And even the hardest work Should not crush your soul. Persist at the tedious, but watch your equilibrium Because, when it’s off, a bell will chime. Listen. Work can be hard, Don’t let it be deadly.
For once I can say, thank you body” Without a hint of sarcasm. Because I actually woke up awake! On a day when it matters! I don’t know if it will make a difference, But it gives me hope, and gratitude. Thanks bod!