Saturday, February 14, 2015

a poem for my wife

leap! jump! run! shout!
in this moment you are free --
surprise yourself with the depth of this
abandon, embrace this particular

mystery. there is more to this
action of lunge, stretch, pivot,
reverse -- this is a dance of
intuition & passion, hope & joy.
escape into that place of refuge.

victory comes to those who dance
after dreams; & always they must.
not as they can, or when convenient.

violently hurl yourself full bodied against
lingering doubts, fear that
inserts itself into your steps.
ever vigilant, you must remain
true, steadfast, relentless.