I Breathe in the Ocean, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, I Breathe in the Ocean, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Another big thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their support, and for publishing this piece.

I Breathe in the Ocean
is it
so difficult
to grasp
the meaning
of a life
lived upon the…

I would be honored if you would go here and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


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of a love from before

the day
the secret came,
the rain
was full of cane

sugary sweet,
just like
the imagery
you create

visual astounding,
as my heart
continues pounding,
looking after
the effects
of the love that came

calling, is resounding

to you, me,
and the timeless
freedom we grasp,
when with each other, we seem

full
of a wonder
beckoning us forward,
mirroring the beauty seen
in nature’s preponderance, a dance

in-between, just so…

as we
begin again,
and learn more,
the shore,
like a diamond,
reminding us, of
the connectedness
of the love at our core…

freedom
feels like
water pouring
through my fingers,
gently escaping
the limitations

of a love
from before,
as we transcend
what was,
in favor of
what is to become,
in the future, heretofore
nevermore, only
ever forevermore…


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from my heart, through my fingers

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you come to me
in dreams,
as I wrangle
with my feelings,
and the rocks in my heart,
pull at me one by one…

tales lived,
woven with liquid
dreams, as we continue
to share
ourselves
and seal the seams

with

a love
so rare,
it’s hard
to explain
the affair

yet,

I’m beckoned
again, and again,
to write
what comes up

feeling

like
the mysteries
are ready to jump

straight

from
my heart,
through
my fingers, and
onto
the page
you’re already reading…


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the me, you see

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trees grow
tall,
and strong
from earthly soil, and

as
they
avail, are

given
guidance,
and strength
from beyond the pale

roots,
dug in deep,
like the veins
running through

you
and me…and,
as

reflection
gives way, a
preponderance
of evidence
comes
forth…

teaching us
of the unity,
and companionship,
between
all living things,
and the me, you see

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we’ll find the answer

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beauty unseen
in despair,
felt like a lead weight
across my chest,
and inside my heart, blessed

forevermore
is known, yet
time stood still
for a moment, grown

and,
unbeknownst to me
lasting an eternity…

felt
deep inside,
trees look at me, and
shake their limbs, they see

the magic
living inside of
every moment,
even those that feel
so solemn and swollen

with feelings
bound together,
configured
like a mass of pressure

growing
stronger over time,
unable to realize
the thread’s end
lives inside

awaiting a kindness,
often seen in my dreams,
I recollect all those
lost feelings, and
begin to pull the thread
closer to me

and,

as the thread comes forth,
the pressure subsides,
as the tears wash away
the pain of yesterday

so gray, and
at the same time
lighted rays fill my heart
with gratitude,

may I stay?

is a question
needed not,
leave off the clamour,
for its inside this space
where we’ll find the answer


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