“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Brooke knew all of the good things about me. But she also told me not to worry about who doesn’t. Sometimes grieving looks like smiles of appreciation…”
-Me, today on a social media post
What wonderful timing for me to have stumbled upon this Emerson quote. I am standing in a space, a divided space. It isn’t necessarily a bad place, but I think that this divide is necessary. Wonderful timing? I meant to say divine timing.
Look! there is me
there is my past,
checkered for sure
in my head an abundance of reasons to be insecure.
Just inches in front of my face
A thunderous matter, here in space it is
silent but loud:
And then it dissipates.
There is me, standing on cracking glass
in a divided space
standing on glass
I am floating in outer space
upon my face
the stars that
I always chase
are now among me.
To touch a star, I can imagine would be a gateway to spontaneous combustion,
I feel my intuition and for once I decided that trusting
myself and what lies within
will lead me where I am destined
to take life for granted or question me.
So if within me I feel what I feel
letting go of what’s behind me…
Knowing that trust is a tough concept
I will step by faith and
walk into the future blindly.
It ought not take galactic gases and repetitive dreams for me to affirm that within me there is warmth.
The storm of me is often avoided. I understand why this is. Longing for connectivity but now I find that this divide is just too great of a split. The glass, although thick, I ought to let break –
breaking away to be free,
Jusjess Poetry – Writing My Way Into My Destiny
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