Civility

this is the hand
that use to hold her
this is the hand
that once felt her warmth

though I’ve still got my grip
I’m feeling more stripped
of my dignity
than ever before

this is the hand
that use to hold her
this is the hand
that lost this cold war

as my soul starts to rip
we shake hands (not fists)
with civility
why, what else? of course


Written: In those dark days between Christmas and the new year, 2016

Sick, Sad World

Sometimes things are not ok.

Sometimes the world seems miserable. But we have to overcome loss, abuse, or depression and move forward. Eventually, we must learn to mindfully repel negative thoughts and feelings. We must look past this sick, sad world and see the beauty within us, above us, and beyond us; the beauty of it all. The beauty of anything at all.


Written: June 18, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your own advice.