Posts tagged #Nature

sight (n).


I stopped for a moment and the beauty of
all of these things rose to meet me:
that children still learn to ride bikes and
bakers get up at four in the morning to
make perfect, warm bread and
strangers open doors for each other and
also they make conversation on the subway and
here, just when I needed it, someone mailed me
a letter with my favourite words spilled inside.

The leaves remember to come back each spring and
tiny birds chase each other, even in the city and
sail boats still flutter like eyelashes across
the lake on Sundays and
the sun, just when I needed it, stays around later and
is there waiting for me in the early morning when
sleep isn’t easy and doesn’t stay long.

My mother calls and asks all the right questions and
my neighbour planted magnolias on my side of the porch and
the teen cashier at the grocery store is happy to see me and
the old couple beside me are still holding hands and
my friends are champions, inviting me to dinner and
my cousin drew pictures that I keep on my wall and
here, just when I needed it, a song rises to wake me
to show me I am not alone in my lonesome, that
I am not hopeless even when I am sad.

chasm (n).

I can feel the wind go right through me
it whistles as it whirs past my ribs
my chest, previously filled with fire
blows ash and soot past my spine. 

You asked what it feels like - empty, I explained.

Maybe I am not empty;
maybe I am full of space
like the fields are,
like soil ready for seed
like morning, waiting for the kettle song
like sitting beside you, there is nowhere else to be
and the water, see how it goes out further and further and further and
maybe all of this is part of the ritual
maybe they have called for great room to be made.