Is there a lie at the heart of your life
beating there so long you believe it?

You are afraid to look
convinced that seeing and speaking it
will be the death of you

This is true

Because once you know 
that you could be loved
you will be loved

You will never be the same

That will be the only truth you can live

First published in Visions II (Spring 2021)


The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Emily Dickinson
In the beginning I thought the
whispering of secrets gave soul
and depth and I should
tell you everything, always.
I didn't want to stand
on my own, so I left my days ajar
thinking you might someday ready
yourself and step up to
be with me, welcome
me into your thoughts the
way I brought you, ecstatic
into the gentle rhythm of my experience.