have you ever felt like you couldn’t carry it all?
the world handed you such a large, tall order
but you’re only so small.
remember when the weights tied to you,
were just self-conscious fears?
now they’re deadlines for the next several years
Always a paper due, always tests to complete,
when will you ever find the time to breathe?
Close your eyes for a second, my love.
Look into the rising morning,
every hue of sun shines
even when the clouds blot them out
like paper cloth to a water color.
Look into the horizon,
even though the sky and ocean are indistinguishable,
they still exist separately, merging to form a myriad of blues.
Open your arms and stretch them as wide as you can,
feel the tug against your muscles, and release.
Release the parasites of
i’m not good enough
and i’ll never be good enough
that eat inside of you, that keep you awake.
Exhale them like smoke,
say goodbye to them as
they ride on the breeze.
Refresh your perspective,
a rush of crisp renewal,
that sweeps through your lungs.
Clear out the anguish,
cough up the anxiety,
until you are an entity
that is held by the hands of God,
floating down the river,
your eyes heavenward,
your soul light as air.
Every day when you are slammed by life,
When the unknown is enough to shatter you,
Stand on the tips of the edge of the world,
and liberate the exhaust pent up inside.