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Tag: Surrender

Chipped paint

beside the chipped paint of this aged 
mansion a bird the 
size of...

Unlearning: Take Two

If I am ever to reach my goal of becoming a Good Human then I need to become more aware of how my words and actions affect others.

(Im)Purity

"Oh Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet." - Saint Augustine No, not yet, not today Today I want to take you in my arms and plant kisses of fire on your neck

One Pearl Longer

On the eve of each new year I reluctantly don a necklace of melancholic nostalgia the significance of which envelops me. Strung from pearls of wisdom gathered by my former […]

Robes

From first kisses Last losses Lost moments Stolen time Wasted hours Cherished memories Hand holding Nights alone Days that never end From laughter And pain And sorrow And love From […]

Past Present

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald How bright these lights that shine now. Here. In this moment. Blinding […]

Personal Update – November 8, 2018

Surrender isn’t the same as giving up but it sure can feel like it. The insurance adjusting never paid off. Thousands of dollars, 6 licenses, 32 certifications, over 600 hours […]

Released

  Too long ago A lifetime Millennia it seems I sheltered my heart And bound my flesh In hopeful anticipation I wore the numb pain Of isolation Like a badge […]

Life

Almost a year ago I chose to move to Mobile to pursue the possibility of a committed relationship. I learned quite a bit about love from that relationship and from […]

Fierce grace/fruitful darkness

  I fear one day I will be swallowed by the things that threaten to annihilate and obliterate the man I’ve worked so hard not to be that in accomplishing […]

We all have them

We all have them: Good days Bad days Days when we want to save the world Days when we want to see it burn Days when the lightness in our […]

Acceptance

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we […]