and at first sight,
we can love everyone we meet.
simply because they are someone.
everyone deserves to be loved
for no particular reason,
other than that they are so perfectly particular.
no romance required.
maybe just one soul touching another.
with fingertips of kindness,
with eyes of empathy,
with an immediate agreement to honor that person
for exactly as they are in that moment.
with every experience
comes a song.
with every emotion
comes a note.
so when you are feeling,
you are also listening to the way that feeling sounds.
letting these sound waves guide you through life,
reminding you that you are not alone,
that there is energy all around you
to hold you up when you feel weak,
to dance with you when you feel alive,
to be there for you always.
the stillness after the storm,
where all that is left is a mist in the grass,
twigs fallen off the tree,
one layer less.
one chaotic piece of your life gone.
it felt like madness.
but i’ve discovered that it is only madness that makes you feel free.
one more lighting bolt dodged, dear.
and the sun,
always on its way to dry you.
So many people leaving
before they even considered
what it would be like to stay.
it means that
there’s less space to love you that way.
you’ve been flooding my heart for so long now
that i’m afraid of letting you finally spill out.