Box of Letters

My heart holds A box of letters Not all pleasant But all important Some have been So tear soaked That I can no longer Read the words That helped usher in My self-doubt SWD 01/2021

Forgiveness

If I can’t forgive What hope is there for myself To be forgiven SWD 01/2021

Curious Beyond Belief

Curious beyond belief Desperate to be good Too stubborn to follow rules That many say I should Though I talk to You each morn I question it every day But hopefully You understand If You made me this way SWD 06/2018 Updated 01/2021

Research

Research is often Not about what you find But what you don’t find And life has felt Very much the same way Constantly searching For my place and meaning And finding it more helpful To figure out Where I don’t fit Than where I do SWD 01/2021

Parallel to a Forest

I wish to outstretch my limbs Stand tall and sturdy against strong winds But gentle enough to let the world in Offer shelter within my leaves Soak up the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 12/2020

Mundane Fantasies

I’ve never quite had This yearning before For the presence of strangers Such mundane fantasies Of standing in line for the bathroom Too close to the next person waiting Being the last one To squeeze into a full elevator And hoping no one can smell the coffee on my breath Shaking someone’s hand When meeting…