ALONE IN A NEW WAY
I am restored. I have my sanity like a spring coat. I am not sure I need it but it’s nice to have nevertheless. I prayed for this state of reason believing it would give me entry to a world where I was a late arrival. Much to my chagrin I have found myself obscenely early to a party I am no longer sure will ever take place. I stand in the entrance hall and practice new dance steps. I search the space for prospective partners but rarely see anyone who is swaying to the same beat. I am grateful for my sanity even if I have to enjoy it alone.
Write a sassy letter and let it dance.
I am Not an Island
Upon finding myself alive
I decided to throw my life back into the sea.
I was not living on this dry and sandy shore.
The baking sun does nothing to improve me.
I was belched forth onto the beach,
but never belonged there.
I tried to see myself as evolving,
tried desperately to sprout some legs.
Sucked air through my gills and attempted to sing.
I am not ready for this today.
Perhaps this is my future,
the way the current will carry me that I cannot tell.
I do know I need the water on my scales
and pressure in my lungs right now.
I do not know what tomorrow brings
Or what I am capable of
just that I will not fault myself
for not having been born a dove.