what others may say with words i cannot
their voices echo with choicest of phrases
utterances most sweet and blessedly poignant
but I cannot
my words are held within this organic form
i know this beauty with my heart
thrumming within my chest
beneath my toes i feel assurance grounding me
see pigment and hues so rich
with a mouth thick with thoughts unutterable i taste a comforting wind
i cannot speak but willingly i embrace
the beauty all around me
Close your eyes tight and imagine you’re here,
Between sage and these stones.
You smell the baked earth and drink in the silence,
Of a place older than your grandfather’s father’s home.
Listen close to the babbling creek and hear each word,
As water runs from high mountain snow.
Wish upon the very wind and come back to this, your hearthstone.
Along this path well know to our feet,
We tread with deliberate pace.
Your hand in mine, our hearts as one,
Beating in time to this place.
How I love to see you with hair aglow,
In these rays of the setting sun.
Your smile so gentle and eyes so rich,
No wonder I want for nothing.
So hold you close as I always do,
As we walk the path round our pond.
Tap roots down deep,
Swell with nourishment.
Seek clouds on high,
And leaves so broad,
Thicken the stalks around.
Spring has awoken,
And so shall the dawn,
Let us renew our world once more.
What adventure is this?
Ever unfolding the great paper of life,
As you grow larger your mind increases.
You that spouts the philosophy of youth,
And then utters profound earth moving thoughts.
I forget as only adults can,
Please forgive as a child always does.
Take a moment.
Understand your footing.
Those stones will hold you back.
Someone is waiting for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 honest with yourself.