A Walk in the Woods

A walk in the woods

She walked in the grass in her bare feet,

feeling last night’s rain with each step.

Her mind could see the way to go.

She hadn’t been here before,

but it still looked familiar.

There was a knowing.

And her mind told her to keep going.

She was looking for something.

She just didn’t know what yet.

She climbed over the fence,

And headed into the woods.

The mud covered her feet, but she didn’t care.

Her heart was pounding, her breathing was faster.

She was getting close, she could feel it.

She kept going until the trees broke away.

There was a clearing up ahead.

She stopped and dropped to her knees.

Just in front of her was all she needed to know,

The truth she had been praying for.

And she screamed. She kept screaming.

Until she woke up.


One Day

Sometimes I need a reminder to take life one day at a time, so maybe someone else does too. This life isn’t easy. We have billionaires living with so much money they will never spend it all while we have people who are homeless and can’t find food to eat. We have people who are so cruel they spend their entire lives torturing and hurting others. And those people are left to try and move through life with trauma so heavy they don’t know where to turn or how to get through it. We have pharmaceutical companies making so much money off of the sick instead of making it known the sick have other options. This world is complex and confusing. So one day at a time is helpful. And so is believing that everything will fall together the way it’s supposed to.