the idea of slow consistent growthlike leaves on treeslike yeast in dough like small steps of choosinglike a small bite and againand chew and chewing and you’re eating againlike stopping to notice the tension you holdbetween the space of your eyes andyour neck’s arching dome perhaps it is ok if todayyou are not quite atContinue reading “slow growth/worth the knowing//a poem”
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Finding God in an Eating Disorder: Guest Post
We got the call about an hour later. I was to go to the big hospital straight away; my body was dying…[read more]
we are all frail as glass and maybe we should be as transparent with each other so we fully realize our own humanity and leave behind our pride.
the tomorrow that you dreamed of faded, changed but its loss has aided you. and out of the ashes, the light is making something new. something more true than anything you’ve known before.
it’s only a matter of time before the light shines through and you find that what he said was true all along. you are new.
Breathe in exhale rewind, take the time to fail. Don’t get caught up in boxes and lines and tickets and fines and this defines me and I can’t move past and I can’t remember when my soul last rested. Instead take the time to laugh. To stop. To break. To slow down and appreciate theContinue reading “|bloom|”
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|”