With Eyes Now Shut

At night, I sing the all-alone songs For those who cannot find the words Whisper notes my father sings me To tales of tears that go unshed I close my eyes, and type them out Not knowing how they form the page Where shadows dance before me gently Careful, touching, bid me stay Just there!…

you deserve

You deserve joy and love and laughter walks on a moonlit beach and tickles from the breath of God at your back. You deserve pain-free days and passionate nights best-sellers and gallery displays and knowing you are and have ever been beautiful. You deserve to see what I have seen within you and to cast…