The Altar

My eyes fall when met with your sage set Is it obvious you still make me nervous? My walls fall when you kiss me, softly  I’ve told you these seven years: that look is deadly she reflects I remember being eighteen February: a California winter otherwise known as Spring A full of hope romantic lost …

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A Bedtime in December

Rubbing eyes, arms raised It’s time for bed Hugging and swaying In the light of the Christmas tree Heavy heads rested on one another I need him, he needs me Peace at the end of an imperfect day “Goodnight Bubs” I lay him down facing the twinkling lights “Peppa!” he exclaims as I hand him …

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A summer night in August

Light glistened through the trees, bedazzled greens A gentle east wind made the leaves look like they were dancing The evening sun made its pink and purple marks in the sky,  As if to say, though in a whisper, loudly: just one last look before I lay goodnight  For the first time that day, she …

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PostpartumI’m not who I once wasIt’s been six weeks nowThose high waisted jeans folded neatly in a pile are calling my name, but we just don’t fitI thought we would by now?Shirts: I’ve had to donate a fewI didn’t anticipate how much they grewI’m counting from four to eight and saying my b-c-d’sThis is my …

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The God of Redemption

You turned the dust of my sin Into steady ground for blessing You laid a firm foundation on the shattered rumbles of my broken heart You are the God of Redemption You built me up on a Rock that cannot be shaken You turned my ruins into riches, and my shame into a message You …

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The Lord who heals me

The only one that can heal me Is the one from which I hide The other whispered in my ear, and I thought you had lied Confused and full of fear I hid my face, in hopes to hide my heart Further I run Away from you. Away from myself This isn’t who I am, …

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Even Death Will Die

Death Who can escape it?Who can erase it? Never part of our original designSeparation will never feel rightSorrow continues on through the nightEach day gripped with the hole of the place that once was filledThe unceasing reminder that death has not been killed Can you see beyond my mask, that I’m really not okay?I’ve just …

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Jesus, what I live is to

love you more than all need you more than all want you more than all do everything with you obey, though it cost my life make you proud sing to you pour out my love listen to your every word Jesus, what I live is to

to Luke

My love for you is boundless Many waters cannot contain In a sea of millions, You stand alone among the same Your smile is my lighthouse In the many waters that rage Our love is my favorite story With new adventures on every page My heart finds rest in your wisdom With you I feel …

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