NAME

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.
EVERYTHING
I SAY,
EVERYTHING
I DO,
ALL
OF MY WORK,
MY WHISPERED
SONG,
DANCING PRAYERS,
SECRET LONGINGS,
THESE
GARBLED WORDS,
IS A PORTRAIT
OF MY SOUL.
.
THERE IS
NO WAY
TO CONCEAL
MY TRUEST
SELF.
I,
LIKE YOU,
MERELY
AM.
.
WHAT IS
REVEALED,
WHAT IS
MANIFEST
EVERYWHERE,
IS NOT
PERCEPTIBLE
TO EVERYONE.
.
CAN YOU
KNOW
MY HEART,
WHEN YOU
RECOGNIZE
MY SOUL?
WHO ARE YOU?
.
DO YOU
KNOW
YOUR OWN
MIRRORED
SOUL
REFLECTED
FROM
THE STARS,
GLITTERING
IN THE OCEANS?
.
DO YOU
REMEMBER
THE NAME
OF
YOUR SOUL?
.
.
Bear … 01.30.2016
ⓒbearspawprint

Endless Weeping

.
.
My tears flow,
An outpouring such that
I shall never stop weeping.
.
My tears do not
Undo anything
Which has been done.
.
My tears flow
As the tides of our
Lives wax and wane.
.
My tears do not
Wash away your
Anguish, nor my own.
.
My tears flow,
Returning, indifferent,
To the endless salt sea.
.
My tears do not,
Nor ever will, create
Love in your heart.
.
Bear … 01.28.2016
ⓒBearspawprint2016
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Driving Anxiety 101 – Thirteen years in the making.

This courageous, kind, intelligent, responsible, beautiful, insightful, gorgeous woman, of whom I am very proud, is my daughter in law.

MamaMadHatter Musings

IMG_4815 Illustration Credit: Trinity Moss

First Step: Experience a traumatic event in which you feel you have no control.

When I turned thirty, my world shrunk drastically. I took a road trip with my three year old from North Florida to the Appalachian mountains in my 15 year old crappy Toyota van to visit another single mom friend. We never made it to the mountains. Instead, the van’s electrical system failed on a deserted state road in the pitch black of night at 11pm. This was before the days of affordable smart phones and GPS, so I had no idea exactly where I was. Thankfully, I did have a TracFone with a few minutes on it and was able to call for AAA towing services (Thanks for the membership, Mom!). I had planned to go camping in the mountains, so the van was packed full with coolers of food, futon mattress…

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Lie That Hides Nothing

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.
As I reached
For my lovers hand
His eyes slid away
Following as
Those beautiful
Eyes turned
I saw the
Veils of
His lies
Part to reveal
A chamber with
No walls
Filled with
Smoke and steam
An ice mist
Arising from
Nowhere
The burned away
Heart love
Carried my
Lovers words
To me
The true form
Singing meaning
Beyond bearing
Generating kisses
Complete as
Falling stars
Burning stones
Before his eyes
Closed and veils
Of deceit
Softly slide
Between falsely
Drifting illusory
Promises only
Of what is now
An instant gone
While the
Breath of night
Shifts and stirs
What can be
No words
What can be
No song
What can be
Nothing coloring
My own despair
Searching
For the lie
That hides
Nothing
.
.
Bear… 01.26.2016
ⓒBearspawprint2016
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