Dying for Approval

Find yourself first…like yourself first…love yourself FIRST…& friendship & love will naturally find YOU. ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass One of the main reasons that I took a FaceBook hiatus is that I realized how much I was tied to the “like” of my posts. It wasContinue reading “Dying for Approval”

Three Days Ago

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin Three days ago, I let you go… For a moment maybe a few hours at least, I felt free. And then… The seed of emptiness that was planted in yesterdays,Continue reading “Three Days Ago”

Marching Orders

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even toContinue reading “Marching Orders”

The Empty Frame

The wound is the place where the light enters you. -Rumi There is a deep, pervasive emptiness from which I often try to run and hide. It permeates and weaves through so many aspects of my life, like a malignant web of blackness that darkens my vision and protects me from the very thing thatContinue reading “The Empty Frame”

Letting You Go to Embrace What Is

Letting go of a dream, even one deferred. Letting go of the hopes, wishes and aspirations for your presence here in my life. Letting go of the unspent moments of tomorrows yet to be. *** Releasing the idea of you on the wind, (fly and be free). Releasing the thoughts of what I wanted soContinue reading “Letting You Go to Embrace What Is”

Impermanence II

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper. – Leonard Nimoy It occurs to me right now that life would be really boring if we were stuck on the same path, without the freedom to change our life circumstances. Not to mention, thisContinue reading “Impermanence II”


And I wonder When I sing along with you If everything could ever feel this real forever If anything could ever be this good again The only thing I’ll ever ask of you You gotta promise not to stop when I say when… -Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters “Everlong” Fall brings about the condition of changeContinue reading “Impermanence”

In the Meantime

“i want to be in love with you the same way i am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.” ― Sanober Khan In the meantime…while I wait for love’s sweet embrace, I wait, but I do not sit still. In stillness I may sit in meditation, but itContinue reading “In the Meantime”

The Moment

“there are some poems that we leave behind some that leave us behind while some just live silently in the heart crumble, sometimes dwindle disappear die and are reborn when you smile again.” ― Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence You sing your song as you light the lantern’s candle and set it free on the seaContinue reading “The Moment”

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