Inked with Love

Brand New Year (poem)

Jan
02

Good morning to a brand new year
Welcome hope and let go fear
‘Round and ’round the bend we go
Anticipating the unknown

sweet things (poem)

Jan
02

don’t cry
there are still sweet things
summer kisses
from a child’s lips
not ignorance, love
but innocent bliss

dance our war (poem)

Aug
17

we conquered cities
we stomped our feet
danced our war
to every beat
of our twin hearts
and no retreat
cry, my love
the taste is sweet

burden (poem)

Aug
16

we are tired
of the heavy places,
the deep tirades,
required graces,
every word
you ever spoke
from the day
my eyes awoke

running like a mind (poem)

Aug
15

there’s water under the bridge
it’s running like a mind
ahead of the briar thorns
of memory in my spine
there’s water under the bridge
it’s drowning like a lie
beneath relentless truth
when nothing left can hide

where I’ve been (poem)

Aug
15

tell me where I’ve been
I’ve been hiding out for a while
hiding in the bottom
of my quiet, shivering heart
tell me what to say
what you will believe
I promise nothing but
an ever tighter weave

this too (poem)

Aug
15

this too shall pass
even this
tomorrow it
will not be missed

(for me)

Aug
15

broken eggshells
my heart
emptiness inside

Prayer 010. Remind Me (poem)

Jul
28

Today, remind me who to be
A child of God in everything
To hold to You, O Lord, and cling
To the love of Christ in me

The Heart and the Spark (poem)

Jul
28

Every once in a while
Someone falls in love
It couldn’t be me, it wouldn’t be me
But knowing it isn’t enough
You can’t just think it is true
Or feel it deep down in your bones
Your heart and the spark
Must ever apart
Remain or bam! you’re in love