Pictures and Poems: It’s Okay

itsokay.jpgif I looked at the clouds today

pouring out their wrath

I might question

the benevolence of it all

and on the other side of the world

stands a girl

ushering the water from the sky

with gratefulness after a long drought

two halves of a whole

the sides chattering at each other

and we must listen to both

then there is heart

dripping feelings like runoff

and my mind divides again

just like it’s supposed to

sinking down into the weight of matter

fingers and toes and noses

consciousness touching the earth

cracking open the spectrum of emotion

what a mess we are

a perfect storm

hashtag blessed, but for real

with brains and arms and all the feels

connected in an endless loop

the vibration behind reality whispering

peace

“It’s Okay” – Melissa Kircher

Pictures and Poems: Orbits

Orbits.jpg

time goes by

and I

see all the reasons why

you and I

are in each other’s orbits

lessons learned

retinas burned

waiting for you to change

don’t stare at the sun

they say

but we do anyway

because we’re babes pretending to be grown

and we’ve both known

it’s not you, it’s me

hiding

from all I’m meant to be

and this is what we call

a relationship

two people rubbing elbows

and they don’t know

they are each other’s salvation

and not

weighing in

on the past that’s oh so present

no, that’s not what I meant

oh wait, yes I did

now I know to love you

like lovers do

became my own darkness spilling out the light

“Orbits” – Melissa Kircher