Anxiety

Frozen limbs
A marble granite monster
with thought
A walking vegetative mess
i see you
i know you
i feel you
and feeling chills my blood

A poison strong and crippling
Solidifying my veins
cholesterol of the mind
Thinking Slowing Hardening
Trapped in your own skin
Unable to breathe
Unable to move
Unable to eat away
Starvation
Or to sleep away
Exhaustion

For each baby step carve
Yourself out of the
mountainside of air
Oppressing
Squashing into jelly
legs that no longer work

A tension so bittersweet for
The Opposite
lies only with death


thankful

for new sunrises
intimately knowing how
to guide one’s heart true


Wanderlust

Wandering minstrel
Singing lightly of sorrow –
Gaze always ahead


,and so–i trust him with my heart

,and so–i trust him with my heart
–with my heart, he trusts me

i smile: his smile and love: his love
for all the world to see

and with his arms ‘twined with my arms
we dance so merrily

for i love my love because i know
my love loves me


in hiding

I bawk at sunlight
not trusting the warmth to not
hide behind lightning


the hardest part

racing hare heartbeat
wanting to know what might be
’round the crooked bend


slow and steady

slow and steady say
a solid oak upward grows
branches let one fly


to see you

anticipation:
like a flower bud waiting
to feel the warm sun


secret

lips curl iris-like:
petals opening fully
to reveal splendor


feels

focusing on life takes
extraordinary
effort

looks like I’ll just
slide on down the Rabbit Hole