A Path to Forgiveness

Broken. Battered. Confused. My lips still feel bruised. Discouraged. Undone. Vulnerable. I quiver in anger, disgust. Bony finger thrust at you. Heart mired in distrust. Hot Coals against you, leaving my hands blistered, burning. Grief floods my eyes. Sadness erupts, forever behind the molten anger, running like lava down my face. Searing. Seething. Smothering smokeContinue reading “A Path to Forgiveness”

Shifting: Out of Focus

Neutral. Coasting. Sleeping. Dreaming. First alarm. Stop. Second alarm. Snooze. Then times two. Time check: 6:42 Feet hit ground. Time to start running. Inhale. Clutch, 1st gear, gas, go. Bathroom. Shower. Teeth. Time check: 7:02. Dress, scurry. Hurry. Rush the process. Push. Exhale. Clutch, 2nd gear, gas, go. Breakfast. “Kids, get your clothes on.” TimesContinue reading “Shifting: Out of Focus”

The Middle Way of Balance in 3 Parts

~~~ Part I The sweet scent of her body soap transports me back to my grandmother’s home where the little girl’s legs stretch to step into the ceramic tile lined shower. The scent of the familiar maternal soap fills her nostrils as the cold tile submits to the warmth of the water beating down uponContinue reading “The Middle Way of Balance in 3 Parts”

I’m not broken, so don’t try to fix me.

Right now it may appear that I’m broken, with a heart lined by frayed edges. The tears are quickly followed by the sobs that choke my throat. Sometimes it’s hard for me to breathe. My insides feel like the are going to burst forth as my world is turned inside out. Right now I┬ásee myContinue reading “I’m not broken, so don’t try to fix me.”

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