Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Write again

when you feel
like you have forgotten how to write
fall in love
hide a promise under her tongue
wait and watch to see if she can taste it
let her go
off and far away
watch again if she remembers your taste

let the sad playlist ring out and shake the jealousies in your chest

when you feel again

One more song

How did you become
This secret song 
Afraid of it’s own melody 
What was this falling 
Out and apart 
That frayed your edges 
So far to blur 
you could no longer see
what was inside, out and in between 

How did you 
Make becoming 
A quiet prayer of forgetting 
Of slipping away into your own shadow

i am looking 
for that still place where the music waits 
for me, to breathe her into the morning
it is the only way iʻve ever known how to pray
i am looking 
for the woman i was
who once built a monument in the name of maybe
who was willing to fall for possibility 
i am looking 

won’t you sit here with me
watch the notes bounce against the rafters
catch them in the corners of your mouth 
let them dance across your lips
with me 

won’t you
sit here
rest your breath against my palms
just for one more song 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Moving Water

To hide in the ʻehu of someone else’s love 
Overflowing over me
I wonder: Is it the same
As hiding from the salt I have inside of me
as refusing to feel my own 
burning sea

A question to ask yourself every morning: 
Given the chance
What kind of kai would you be?
Would you be the open 
The ripping tide?
The dark and deep blue 
so blue it has its own name?
Would you be the calm,
The quiet, 
The daring rough,

Would you be always moving moving moving 
Chasing the horizon
Or would you 
Stay here
Stick to the walls of this cliff called fear