She Isn’t Scared

April 15, 2010

You found somewhere that scared you.

Because when the fear runs out
its time to move on.

But fear is the currency of the courageous
and the fuel to survive.

You will never be mediocre
if you are always scared for your life
and you will never be more alive
then when you’re struggling to survive.

When your life flashes before your eyes
you won’t mind
to watch it all again.

My Rock

February 4, 2010

I have found my rock,
uncovered it of earth
and brought it to my home,

I have cleaned the silt
and placed it there on my desk.

I look often at it
and position it just so,
illuminated and held in high esteem.
A beautiful thing,

strength and simplicity —
sometimes I contemplate throwing it through my window
or dropping it down the street drain,

but I never can.

The beautiful rock that draws me so,
I am its posession,
a meaningless stone.