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: Nora’s Laugh

Laughterthere is this deep laugh you do
when unconcerned with anything but
the absolute delight of the moment
it’s not pink
or sparkly
it doesn’t wear a tiara
or wait for a prince
guttural, from your belly
blue eyes alight
you laugh
like a middle-aged trucker
or a tipsy Irishman finishing his punchline
when you laugh like this
awash in pure essence
fully yourself
not girl
not daughter
just you
I know God exists
and that we are meant to find this world
hilarious.

Nora’s Laugh
-Melissa Kircher

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