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More thoughts on judgment…

. “I know who you are.” Directed at me in anger, the statement takes me by surprise. By what form of clairvoyance, I wonder, did this person obtain such extensive insight into who I am, considering we’ve only had a … Continue reading

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The Bad Guy

“My life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It keeps me out of judgment and lets me focus on what is, and not what should or could be.” –Steve Brown “I am so angry with … Continue reading

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Evergreen

We’re all growing, stretching, reaching for clouds, dropping our leaves with the fall of our faith and budding again with the spring of new hope; trying so damn desperately to belong that we haven’t yet learned how to stay evergreen. … Continue reading

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Freedom

I started this poem many years ago after losing a good friend, and have since adapted it several times to reflect on other relationships. Today I re-worked it once more with every person I’ve ever attempted to change for in … Continue reading

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Dad

(In an effort to avoid confusion, please know that the dad I speak of here is my dad Richard, not my dad Rick. I never called Richard my “step” dad, except on occasion to distinguish between the two, because he … Continue reading

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Anam Cara (Soul Friend)

Barriers down borders annulled Life opened to each other An invite to the secret place We dare not show another You come to me in hunger I go to you in thirst We share the fullness of our hearts And … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sorry

I wrote this over the course of several days after the passing of a loved one. It speaks to the struggle of understanding my own process of grief when it sometimes seems so overpowering I can hardly breathe, and at … Continue reading

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