2021

When you step out on the ice, your heart starts to race. you feel your knees begin to buckle and that first fall somehow gives you the confidence of something new. the ball begins to drop and you can feel that same something new give you goosebumps. hope counts down and reflection drives through your veins. the stars remind you that this year was a challenge for all. without warning signs from above. it was a beautiful war skating onto thin ice. and we didn’t fall in. we rose. we rose stronger than anything or anyone.

A Trio of Poetic Light

There was a girl who thought 
of a life she once had-
the darkest of moons,
a vertical coast drifting
along a scattered memory.
Where does she belong?
Does she stay or go?
The light that answered
her turned into a guessing game.
Playing on a whim to only
move three ahead and be
knocked back down to zero.
Starting from the beginning
is the only way to be on top.
We must become
warriors of the
sanctioned stars
that seek fire
of the unknown-
A light warning
enemies to free
the innocent.
We can only fight
with the knowledge
that is here
and relish the
time we have.
We will conquer
what cannot be
conquered and we
will love until
our souls run
through the
silent battlefield.
There’s a storm in her eyes
that no one can see but her-
Lightning that strikes
brighter each time
she blinks.