Monday, July 13, 2009


Thank you for being fire-keepers
You listen, you admonish, you love me-
You cry for me.
I am touched.
And I will fight to burn,
to continue to shed the light-
You don't feed this flame in vain.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I remember waking up with you one Saturday morning- one of our first, maybe the first. We were relaxed and happy- comfortable in this together-journey. We cleaned while dancing around to Tears for Fears- we went our separate ways, came back together, loved the closeness and the normalcy of being together in such an ordinary way.


I thought of our summer tonight-
It was the summer of storms:
Heat lightening.
And tonight on my way home,
I saw a show: white, silver purple-
Beautiful colors lighting up the dark sky.
It made me think of you:
Of the heat we shared that summer;
Of the potential danger, every time we were close;
The colors that almost did me in-


I melt when you see me
All my resolves are gone
I can't help it-
I'm impacted that you notice;
And that you take the time to make sure I know-

You radiate confidence- not about everything
But certainly about the way you feel about me;
And I can't tell you how cared for it makes me feel.
And that's a good feeling- I promise.
I want you to know that I'm grateful.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I write you this note to say:

I am thankful to you forever! You said things, pointed things out, viewed my life with such a different perspective....You shocked me into realizing that things could be different; my feelings for you shocked me into knowing that my life could be different.

I know that our friendship was short and marred at the end-
But know that you made a distinctive impression on me; and that because of you, because of the part you played in the grander picture, I am changed for the better.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Have I mentioned that I love you guys? That I am still in awe that you consider me a part of the group. Have I told you recently- ever- that I wouldn't want to be anywhere else; but how it still boggles my mind that someone like me fits in and is accepted?

I love being me with you; and I can't believe that the tie continues to last- what an amazing gift of life.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


your aura is incredible
if you don't have to go- don't

I'm completely blindsided
but welcome more, if you please

my lower lip my not last for much longer
and I am sure that my cheeks will burn off

but I know that my smile is real, genuine- painless
And I can feel the light shining from my eyes

All that passion for life- tapped
And ready to explode

I'm still in shock
Trying to figure it all out

And then remind myself
It doesn't really matter

(except to say, thanks-
for seeing what I thought was gone.)