cherry blossom |3|

Ten, four fifteen. Cherry blossoms pristine. I watch the green alive around me. Where am I? Where am I? Cross my heart and hope I fly ignore my heart and wish for death. Cold air, piercing deep, please- let me catch my breath. Little bird, cherry tree you know where you find safety One growsContinue reading “cherry blossom |3|”

cherry blossoms |2|

A shout out to the people who check in on you. Who ask. Who don’t take “I’m fine” as an answer. You are a petal falling onto my cheek, a soft touch slapping me back to reality. You have nourished the trunk and told it when it is growing in the wrong way, when itContinue reading “cherry blossoms |2|”

cheery blossoms |1|

One two, afternoon cherry blossom tree now I have to forfeit your solitary safety bird-singing silence and everlasting green. Out of sight, out of mind scared of unheard screams. I don’t understand living in a world where everything is free. It is unjust for you to wallow in fear while I can do as IContinue reading “cheery blossoms |1|”

Breaking Tradition: a good thing or a bad one?

Are traditions always valuable things? Sometimes the word tradition conjures up fond memories of candlelight services on Christmas Eve. On other occasions, it reminds us of strict rules or strange practices that are justified because, after all, “they are tradition.” I’d like to share about a tradition in our culture that I’d like to kick.Continue reading “Breaking Tradition: a good thing or a bad one?”

So, what are your New Years resolutions?

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” PSALM 8:4 NIV So, what are your New Years resolutions? It’s a question I’m starting to hear more and more as we enter the new year. We each try to set goals and take direction for the next year.Continue reading “So, what are your New Years resolutions?”

//paper flies//

Paper airplane flying dreams plain and simple straight and clean. Stark contrast with the business, past which it streams; mind of a child taking wings. Imagine if we took everything like a piece of paper- saw past the four edges the bold letters, hard desk edges and saw the potential. If the sheet was folded,Continue reading “//paper flies//”

S t a r l i g h t

I thought that twilight came slowly, softly. Small twinkling lights appearing, searing blaze. Silhouette standing, unfazed. And I suppose, that with twisted irony I was right. The only thing that I failed to notice is that the twilight crept up before my sight had let it sink into my mind. The light had dimmed andContinue reading “S t a r l i g h t”

{This is Paradise}

I miss the hot humid evenings of walking and no fear and laughter over everything. You taught me to accept and to reject rejection. It’s a rare thing to find people who are of the same mind and who set you on fire more than you were before they were in your life. But eventually-Continue reading “{This is Paradise}”