I want friends but no one keeps up the connection anymore so it’s gotten pointless.
Trees grasp earth the way
people weave and bend fingers,
press palms, dig in fingertips,
and feel two pulses.
bark thickening like bone, notched,
taller and taller, farther
and farther [preserving the heartwood],
dendrite branches extending out
of nerve boughs, leafy skin sending
warmth or chill to stem endings.
Watery arms embrace
and prop us up chest to chest.
Cheeks brush. Passive heat.
Words of encouragement
flow like wind in both directions.
that a wood pecker will drill holes.
Lightning might shatter a wing.
Fire could turn us to ash.
Others are capable of cutting us
into dollar bills.
The earth holds trees the way
people reach for fingertips,
fold, and push in rounded fingernails,
hoping to leave a mark.
here’s to your voicemail box,
the one who picks up the phone when you couldn’t,
the one who knew what my words really meant.
here’s to all of the countless messages it’s had to hear me say,
the ones you never heard,
because they were never sent.
so, thank you voicemail box
for listening and
letting me vent.
It was for the best that the neighborhood get-together had been advertised only with fliers and word of mouth, rather than anything like formal invitations. It meant that no one had to apologize for overlooking any of the unexpected attendees who wandered in just as the potluck tables were being arranged: wispy swamp gas creatures from up on the river, the dark shapes that inhabited the gaps under front porches, and a colony of Poetic Toads living at the end of the street. No one questioned them–all neighbors belonged there, after all–and they pulled up chairs and improvised drinking vessels for the lot of them.
Factuals 💎 Connection is 🔑
«The Divine is everywhere: inside of us, inside the animals, inside the plants, inside the tiniest rock at the end of a wild river. The Divine is a powerful force which is never separated from us and we call it “Divine” just because it’s pure positive energy, not because it’s different from us or from what we can be.
We are the Divine, we already are part of it but we can be even more. At our highest potential we become pure positivity, free of the chains created by negativity and darkness. We can, it’s our free will to decide and be one with the Universe itself.»
CROWNS Sisterhood Meeting. Such an amazing connection with Women Entrepreneurs !!! #🚺#IAmQween #CairoQween #iRule #CROWNS #Meeting #businesscasual #networking #professional #women #club #usa #collaborate #connection #elite #elevation
It’s funny i can still relate to the music i listened to in middle school and high school, I’m like that’s why i listened to that artist! 😄
your words ricochet off my skin never sinking in. of course you don’t understand why i’m hurting. beneath the castle walls, i am burning.
please do not reblog.
There’s always hope in our resilience.