Unprepared, who knows where
The leaves will fall
They don’t plan
Where to land

Undisclosed strangers will walk in our paths
Cross our hearts and
Tread our minds with terror

Evil intercepted; betrayal, envy, abandonment, financial sabotage. It’s for a reason, Evil has not penetrated my life. Why now?

We traverse our hearts discourse
Shooting for dreams of undiscovered lands
More weightless plans
I don’t know if I can see ahead
My steps like pebbles follow the rush in the river
On the edge of blindness

Skipping towards freedom
In summer rays of light.
Like a leaf, I break free from the branch of life to find where I belong.


One thought on “HOME INSIDE

  1. and then there’s this:

    Starlings in Winter

    Chunky and noisy,
    but with stars in their black feathers,
    they spring from the telephone wire
    and instantly

    they are acrobats
    in the freezing wind.
    And now, in the theater of air,
    they swing over buildings,

    dipping and rising;
    they float like one stippled star
    that opens,
    becomes for a moment fragmented,

    then closes again;
    and you watch
    and you try
    but you simply can’t imagine

    how they do it
    with no articulated instruction, no pause,
    only the silent confirmation
    that they are this notable thing,

    this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
    over and over again,
    full of gorgeous life.

    Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
    even in the leafless winter,
    even in the ashy city.
    I am thinking now
    of grief, and of getting past it;

    I feel my boots
    trying to leave the ground,
    I feel my heart
    pumping hard. I want

    to think again of dangerous and noble things.
    I want to be light and frolicsome.
    I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
    as though I had wings.

    ~ Mary Oliver ~


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