Bright-eyed young girl, Curious and crafty, Let’s start a project and learn to crochet. Tiring quickly, She abandoned the lesson. She couldn’t see past the first stitch- Obsessed with chains, with growing taller, The neverending line of connection So easily unfurled. Chains, chains, chains. Chains everywhere and every day. Quickly and carefully created by this crafty girl And unraveled even faster, The impermanence of childhood Displayed through her repetitive ritual. She lost interest as quickly As any other once-inspired child, And many years without crocheted chains passed Before a spark of inspiration woke her from her daze. Timid hands picked up threadbare yarn, dusted with age. Fingers moved as if possessed, Creating chains came so easily And her inner child was elated by the familiarity Of her once daily routine. The desire to unwind, to unfurl Pulled so strong within her, But the necessity To create, to give life, to build something that matters Overcame all else. She kept making chains. She made chains and then kept working. She kept building on the foundation To create something strong Something useful Something beautiful for herself. For herself, she kept creating.
I’ve never seen you before,
I don’t know you-
If you told me
You see me
Like the silver lining
On your ever present
You hear me
Like the wind
Whispering the secrets
Of life into your ear
You feel me
Like your heartbeat
As your blood rushes
Through your veins
You know me
Like the abandoned home
You lived in through your adolescence
With the fondest memories
e v e r y t h i n g
Leave it all (behind)
At the chance
Of running away with you
For the rest
A journey, just for you and me?
I never thought I would get to see
The world, with you holding my hand
Guiding me for my first time on new land
And I’ve never felt so great.
I’ve seen places I never thought I would
While trying things I never thought I could
All the while with you by my side
Joining me for my wildest ride
And I’ve never felt so free.
I didn’t know what I would feel
Being this far from home, but I feel so real
This new world, so liberating and free
Has allowed you to see the real me
And I’ve never felt more at ease.