Highway

Highway long
and straight
End nowhere
in sight
Parallel
lines never
meet –

Hot
air wavy
Rising from the
ground
Higher and
higher
away from
my feet here
next to skid
marks
that cuts
across lines
parallel –

– a scar that
marks
where we’d never
meet –

– because you’ll rise
higher and higher
above to where
I can never
go –

 

 

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Empty words

Don’t pretend
I’m doing well
when you think
otherwise –
Don’t say
I’m helping
when you think
otherwise –
Don’t say
Don’t say
anything
when you think
otherwise.

 

 

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Warm

Remember,
when you meet
someone
you have a
choice –
to be mean
or to be
kind.

If you can
choose,
why fling yourself
into the mouth
of fire
burning your
essence?

Be kind.
Be kind.

And remember,
when you meet
yourself
you still have
a choice –
be kind
always be
kind
even to
yourself.

 

 

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New Year

When the new
year comes
there are lots
of
talk about
new year
resolutions
wishes
hopes
dreams.

My hope for
you
is to not
be weighed
down
by weighty
resolutions
to be
uplifted by
hopes
and to
continue to
dream.

My deepest
wish for
you
us
everyone
is that
we
never succumb
to
fear.

Embrace what
the new
year
experiences
life
has in store
for us.

Shine
shine from
inside
shine for
all to see –
shine!

 

 

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En pointe

Standing on
tippy toes
I try to
see
just that little
bit
higher
on tippy
tippy toes.

Quietly lifting
my heels off
the ground
balancing
controlling
raising
en pointe.

Inevitably
the ball of
the foot
falters
the arch
screams
the heel
slams the
floors.

But I’ll lift
them again
on tippy
tippy toes
rotating
awkwardly
spinning
painfully
until I master
its dynamics
masterful
wonderful
graceful
as a
ballerina.

So I’ll keep
doing it
doing it
practising
falling
again
getting up
again.

All that
pain
to be on tippy
tippy toes
just to see
that little
bit
higher.

 

 

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