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Blankets of Light

This morning while sitting outside with coffee, I noticed two birds flying toward me and then over my head. One was dark, resembling a raven. The other was as white as a dove. I stopped, mesmerized in disbelief. They flew side by side like friends on a journey. In swift thought, my brain asked, “Was that a white dove? No, surely not.” I gazed up … Continue reading Blankets of Light

Darkness and Light

I stumbled across this poem written many years ago and decided to post it. It was covering every windowpaneDarknessThick and draped and full of dustA scent of mothballsA hint of myrrhAnd along the hearth a candle burnsDripping waxCollected things adorned on nooksCoat racks and cluttered clothesBoards of oak along the floorSpores of moldAnd years of deathShe reaches up to grasp the sheathReleasing visionHer eyes are … Continue reading Darkness and Light

Wholly Illuminated

This week while scrolling through social media I read a meme (below) that described my week or parts of my whole existence. The meme, along with the raw words written by a friend, pierced me. Her vulnerability at that moment ministered to me. It went to a place in my soul that needed a bandage. It helped me cry. I believe there is rainwater from … Continue reading Wholly Illuminated

Pink Cotton Candy

“There’s always a time to shine,” she said, curling her bottom lip.“You need to let the light shoot out of your hair like cracked eggshells covered in glistening white yolks.” Sparkles. I pictured her hair standing up all over her head, illuminated and glistened like the moon draped over an armchair or a starfish on fire.She looked up at me compellingly. “What are you thinking?” … Continue reading Pink Cotton Candy