Tag: poetry

Before the Words

Holding May 24, 2018

I vowed to be still in my heart

just long enough

for words to form

to comfort all that was

unsettled in me.

And then I found

the comfort came before

the words,

in my willingness to be

with all that is here —

in the presence of

my own soul.


From There

Tenderness May 11, 2018

As I looked back

on the long journey,

the thought came

that if I had to choose

a place to start again,

I would go back

to the first time

I was moved

to trust

my own heart —

when there was nothing

left to try

except to drop everything

and find out

what was left.

I would start again

from there.

— Laurie, What Now