Expansiveness (Today’s Daily Work of Art)

I contracted myself into the smallest spaces into which I could fit, believing my happiness lay in being likeable.

When I found myself (in pieces), I realized how much room, mine alone to inhabit, I’d been conceding to others.

Now, I’m smacking the walls, splintering the frame, willing myself into the largest existence I can create.


No boxes. No binaries. No yielding my place of power.


Certain

days shrink me.

people coerce me into thinking these walls are made of granite.

experiences undermine my foothold.


But I am imminent.

My resolve will harden my shoulders and upright my posture.

Embodied and emboldened, I will demolish any resistance to the entirety who I am.

Writing a Poem (Today’s Simple Pleasure)

I haven’t written poetry in quite some time, but I’ve been feeling more reflective lately so I decided to spend today’s simple pleasure summarizing my thoughts in a poem.

This Time

Scouting the crest because that will save us.

Forecasting evaluating preventing all harms.

And still death—crumbled leaves and a chill in the air—encircled us.


Holding on fondly in pious regret for what’s been.

Cherished tokens, our hands shaking to cradle.

But rain dirt sun wind will blot out any trace of our footfalls.


Here—in snowdrift, puddle, wilted flower or fresh forest—as we are.

Before and after hallucinations our minds concoct.

Within each heartbeat and breath, whole universes dawn, descend and are reborn.