Choices Cost

Can’t count times

I woke in the distance

‘Tween sleep’s dream world

And whirring consciousness

My hands reaching for

Your face…head woozy

As I call your name

And then remember

I’m forever locked out

Of your heart-hug, and

Restricted from any

Semblance of ‘home’

Alienated, quite alone

As if I’d walked away to

Enter kool-aid cult… all

Because you don’t accept*

Truth I know, the anchor of

My soul, wings which lift and

Carry me to glory glimpsed…

Which you’ve somehow overlooked

So focused on yourself, missed.

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*“What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.” Luke 6:22-23, New Living Translation

Strange Power, Love

Strange power love has

Heart can’t breathe, thinking of you

Gone twenty-two years…

Trembling yet, inside my ribs

As though you might walk through door

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Heart Cracks

Hearts love, know much loss

Tiny cracks form lace pattern

Grief’s ancient portrait

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Sighing Heart

Heart some days sighing

Miss you more than ghost might guess

Delusions live on

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