Flux It All

Sometimes life has a way of throwing a curve ball

Other times you are the ball, and find yourself hurtling

At what feels like a speed faster than light

Begging for it all to slow down, to be able to catch your breath

Silently shouldering the fear while reassuring them that all is well

Just when you think that you have it all figured out

To a level at which you can ride the wave with a little ease

Yet another wave crashes onto the shore, washing uncertainty through your soul

Making you question things you had just begun to accept

Taking what felt like an anchor in the storm and raising it off the bottom

Just enough to feel the earth unsteady under your feet once more

The break so brief that it may as well be a relentless onslaught of change

About all you can do is hold on tight and wait for things to turn

For the echoes of certain things to fade enough in order to safe again

Until then keep riding the wave, for there is little else to be done

While waiting to see if what you’ve learned to trust is real

Flux it all.

 

 

Glow

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Some moments are reminders to slow down, for life moves fast enough

To enjoy the simple things which fill the world with magic

Like the fiery glow of daylight dipping down over the horizon

Or the intoxicating scent of honeysuckle and peonies drifting through the air

Accompanied by the sound of a lone trumpet player in the distance

Warm summer evenings filled with kisses sweeter then raspberry wine

The feel of my lover’s fingers intertwined with mine, like the finest lace

Weaving tenderness clear down to the toes, perhaps into the earth itself

Take in the sight of the gentle breeze ruffling his sun kissed hair as he sits on the park bench

Tune in, be present, these snapshots of life become etched in the heart

Forever coloring the world with memories, and unlocking the doors of possibility

 

 

Like The Tide

In the night, we left this place and drove to the sea

Arriving to a full moon floating over the gentle waves

Like something out of a dreamlike game sequence

So beautiful and ethereal, everything seemed almost unreal

The scene had us in an awestruck state of bliss

Oceanfront oasis with a wall of windows and giant fluffy bed

Facing the moonlit sea, loving one another to the rhythm of the surf

As the sky began to lighten, we moved to the wall of windows

Opening one to fill our already flooded senses with the sound and smell

Of the briny excitement of the purple sky and rushing water

Your arms around me as we stood by the window taking it in

Were all too real as we watched and listened, lips meeting now and then

Until the sun came up over the horizon and the scene faded out of existence

With the ebbing tide, leaving me to wake up in my usual spot

All of it left behind, hopefully to be revisited another night

What a delightful scene to have to vacate in lieu of a rainy day spent in a waiting room.