How To Speak Your Truth

โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บโ€ -๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ First, you must find it within yourselfโ€” the truthโ€” which will be like pulling a thousand weeds to reveal a single perennial flower. Then you will need to sit beside it long enough to know its roots are sturdy and longโ€” that it can withstand theContinue reading “How To Speak Your Truth”

This is the Future Without You

Eveninghas come againand I am awayin another worldspending the nightunder a cherry treewith trembling leavesin a tent for one.Another day has passed,has come to an end,has been full of almostbut not quiteeverything I loveabout being alive.

Handicap

Maybe it means somethingthat a wood froginsignificantsmallwas the whole focus of a mansorryhorrifiedfor a very long timeafter his chore with the weedertook out one tiny eyeleft half-blinda creature he looked for every daya creature he created a habitat foror maybe it means nothingexcept man cannot helpbut hurtalmost everything he lovesin some small way. DeMaris5-14-22

I Still Feel It

A little differently. A little less. This is how I love you nowโ€” now that time has made a fool of us, of me, of you, you, who loved me as completely as I loved youโ€” but you couldnโ€™t find a way to undo unravel untangle the bramble of every choice you made before yourContinue reading “I Still Feel It”

Earth Day

Iโ€™ve come to tell you something about the earth something about this day the sun my godโ€” MY GOD! the sun rose again and so did Iโ€” and how magnificent it is that I am a spectator of the goldfinch the nuthatch the Carolina wrenโ€”the song of life ringing in my earsโ€” the vision ofContinue reading “Earth Day”

Allegory of the Fence

It’s been two years since the storm took down the tree which broke off the top rail of a six foot section of fence that surrounds the large field where the brown horse stands in all weather watching the birds and the mice and roaming slowly along the perimeter grazing on what it must knowContinue reading “Allegory of the Fence”

Oh, Ocean ~ Part II

Oh, Ocean ~ Part II As I walked toward you for our last evening stroll I started to feel the melancholy of saying goodbye. Our days passed so quickly didnโ€™t they? I will miss the offerings you pushed onto the shore just for meโ€” the broken, imperfect shells and sand dollarsโ€” you realized I likeContinue reading “Oh, Ocean ~ Part II”

Oh, Ocean

Oh, Ocean I got to know you the way a woman gets to know a lover she will never trust. I saw you every morning, casually. Liked the way you teased me, tried to touch me. But I was out of reach until I saw something I wanted, walked closer, let you have me forContinue reading “Oh, Ocean”

5:47 a.m.

5:47 a.m. Every fucking goddamn morning like clockwork my head on my pillow dreaming the sweetest of dreams when the barking pierces my slumber breaks into my consciousness jabs me into the most irritated state causes me to grit my teeth consider the guns some people used to assault this kind of problem back inContinue reading “5:47 a.m.”

Theater of the Sky

You missed it. Tonight, the sky was dark by eightโ€” dry, but wild with lightening so white I could have seen the color blaze in your eyes. Gauzy clouds flashed while the halved moon crept slowly out of sight to see what lay beyond the silhouetted trees. I was under them, looking up, watching theirContinue reading “Theater of the Sky”