Frank love

Be frank with me,

Speak words that sink past my skin.

Share the emotions we both feel,

Express your secrets.

I am here to love,

Never to turn away.

Together we have begun,

Together we will continue.

-M.E. InkOwl

On The Go- Book Asylum

Walking between stacks filled with words,

Listening to whispers of a forgotten world.

Lend mine ears to countless experiences,

Filling this silent space to the brim.

I am lost and in love,

Where each page will take me is my heart’s only desire.

Leave me be,

So that my mind may run wild.

-M.E. InkOwl

Parenthood

Hide behind your hands so small,

Giggle in the stillness.

Waiting with some secret small,

To whisper in my ear.

Sneak away upon your feet,

So much bigger than I remember.

Let your mark upon my heart,

And every apple we own.

-M.E. InkOwl

Never Alone

 

I am unsteady, like a baby’s first step.
Let me unfold this unmarked map.
One side is filled with the dead ends of where I’ve been.
But only blank white lies ahead.
I’m terrified.

You are not alone.
All around you others are just as terrified.
They walk upon the earth with the weight of their fear pressing them down.
There is no shame in feeling this.
Be emotional.
Be honest with yourself.
Understand.

-M.E. InkOwl

Love is-

Love is tender,

Love is blind,

Love is gentle,

Love is time,

Love is understanding,

Love is truth,

Love is sacrifice,

Love is unfeigned,

Love is unending,

Love is patience,

Love is accompanying,

Love is complete.

-M.E. InkOwl

Parenthood- Training

Shut the still-running shower.

Follow the drips upon the floor.

Feel the panic rise in your throat.

See the wet footprints leading to the door.

Open with eyes scrunched up in knowing fear.

Hear the squeal and statement,

“Daddy I peed in the toilet!”

Smile with pride.

This is parenthood.

-M.E. InkOwl