release

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i nestle …

in the softest airy hollows

..

i float …

along silken sheets of silence

spilling from the sky

free falling layer upon layer

upon layer

upon

layer

collecting in perfect barefoot worthy puddles

©jmr 03.10.16


i did not stay

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to look at

directly

 

i know now…

how hard it must have been

for you to see

the shine

 

because you were there

when every thing

was

black

 

you were there

when my corners were sharpest

when my anger was loudest

 

when

my hatred

was thick

like smoke

swirling in my lungs

 

choking the light

out of me

 

it poured all around us both

and everything else

became irrelevant

 

my joy

was too much

to fathom

 

the sweetness in my hopeful voice

probably sounded

false

to you

 

because you were there

when I had

no hope

 

when the weight of the world

was so heavy

i could not bear

another moment

of the darkness

 

i went down with you

i believed

i should have remained

 

there

 

but i did

not

stay

 

©jmr 01.01.16


relationships 2.0

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© jmr 2015


expectation

black

the high is gone and now

i’m left behind… but i’m not sure what that means

i care too much about what others want

 

leaves me nothing

but insipid momentum

 

you watch me as i navigate

to the very top

and then

the deepest depths

 

with fierce consistency

 

and still

 

you think somehow i’ll emerge..

strong

somehow i’ll pull myself back up

with full upper body strength

one day i’ll smile a lasting smile

without that darkness behind it

 

that has become

all too familiar.

©jmr / 12.16.15

 


your mess is…

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you meet me in sunset drenched fields

holding your arms open while i make my way to rest within them

.

and you wait

.

sometimes longer than the time it takes for the moon to change from sliver to full and back again

a hundred times

to kiss me in the deepest places

where my truth is too buried to reveal any other way

than in your wordless embrace

.

you meet me in the middle of rushing rivers

where you’ve climbed over slippery rocks to find your footing

.

and you wait

.

to show me everything

i already know

reflecting my own beauty back to me

in pools of blue

.

image and content © jmr 08.03.15


and really… haven’t you always been here? (for don II)

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there is a thread that runs between us

forever binding us together

throughout time and space in

love

loss

life

death

heartache

survival

accomplishment

failure…

woven intricately

intersecting over and

over and

over

in hindsight

it’s a miracle

it took this long

in hindsight

it’s a miracle.

nothing is for nothing.

© jmr/2005


no net

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so…

miss “everyone lets me down”

you see what you have

and your eyes are wide open

you’re still trying to make it into

something else

but…

you know the truth

…don’t you?

how many ways must you turn it around

examine all sides

before you believe

what there is

no disputing

you’re in love

dancing in the kitchen

giggling like a school girl

beaming like the sun

falling backward with your eyes closed

you know there is no net

you know

you.don’t.need.one.

© jmr 05.19.15


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