I asked my spouse To stop buying me flowers – “Buy me a houseplant instead, So I don’t have to watch them die.” So now my “Sorry you got assaulted” cactus Sits on the mantle Next to Uncle Frank and the “Congratulations on 6 months sober!” cactus And the one I picked up For her…
A Blessing for Month 19
When loveFeels like the trenchesAnd the only way outIs through hell –And you have seen enough of hell,Thank-you-VERY-much –And giving upIs the onlyLessDesirable option – Breathe. Be heldBy whatever-the-fuck-in-Godde’s-nameHas carried you this far. And rest there.
Come listen to the big drumsThe heartbeatsOf the cosmos, praying you to liveWeary as you might be. Dear one,This healing is your heartbeatThe prayers you bless the world with,Bless yourself in the process. There are no ancestors cheering for you. Rather, they weepTears of wisdom,Knowledge of the path to comeFor they have walked it too,But…