Each Breath


Slowly inhale our love as we surround you

Filling your lungs with family

Long exhales, releasing fear and anxiety

Creating space for another breath of us, of life

Eyes closed, breathe, calm your nerves

We are here, by your side always


Reminders That I Am

A fern leaf separates pages in a book

An inscribed name in wet cement, I was here

Carved initials in an old forlorn tree trunk, you are not alone

A yellow bow tied to a branch, finding our pathway home


Circles run in opposite directions

Grains roll slowly between, following before they fall

A pinch turns empty, motion and inertia stop, waiting – listening

The space between the first turn and your voice draws closer, gaps begin to close

Hope falls lightly from above