Thursday, April 23, 2015

Precious Moments

Silence at first
before the light breaths
then the quickened pace
of the first sounds of sleep
urgently as if it has stood in line for too long
then the soft murmurs of passion and fears
finally drifting off
into the most beautiful, intimate rhythm.

Thank you for the present.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

They Said All You Need Is Love

Recall how many times the words
"How hard can it be?" came into your
mind or slipped between your lips when
you just couldn't get why people behaved
the way they did.

The next time it happens, try this:
Think of the hardest thing you have
ever had to do, the heaviest feeing you
have ever had to hold.

Then tell yourself, "Maybe it's that hard".

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baizulikha (and Little Maryam)

"Sometimes you may arrive at a
path that needs you to leap forward.
In this case, take a few steps back,
prepare yourself for the jump.

Glad to come back home."

Teach Me How To Love

What if it is just a word
That we often use to replace
The feelings and thoughts that we are too tired, scared, unsure of
To admit

When the water freezes into ice
Then melts and drowns our shared existence
What is this ache
That leads me back to you

How do you give
Without anticipating a return
How do you act
Without expecting a reaction

Why am I waiting for that which I do not recognize
What creates the smile
Then leaves it in the end, agonized

There is an echo between your heart and mine
That keeps me looking up above
Come and find me through noise and silence
Tear me apart and teach me how to love


Somewhere in between
everything will be alright
everything is fucked up
and let's die.

You were amused by the word.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

(She's So) Heavy

Some see more of what is in front of them.
Some feel more of what is inside.

What do you see? (Do you see me?)
What do you feel? (Do you feel this?)

"I want you
I want you so bad
it's driving me mad
it's driving me mad."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Delivered #2

The rain falls
and I feel
you here.

I have not told you enough
how much I love seeing the smile
on your face.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Threatened Smile

I think about you constantly
And I know you think of me too
But I wonder if you still smile
When you do

How was your day?