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all night, the cool heavy breeze

tumbles through the window from an
ancient past naked from the cloak of time.

it’s no wonder why the language of sleep is fluid off my tongue.

when I rise, the streams of fear
have been damned, and I stand before

another threshold that must be crossed

if I care to let go of what has already

been lost.

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we believe our minds
and it lies to us all the time.

caught in this delusion,
we continually walk through
the two doors of
suffering and happiness
and still don’t find what we want.

it is conditioned habit energy
to be dependent on these two portals
but it is also your nature to outgrow them.

there’s a third door
and it’s gateless.

stop looking
and you’ll discover it.

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there I was, sitting in the shallow whitewash,
where all the waves come and go

watching my son boogie board
while my wife and daughter built sand castles behind me.

nervous breakthrough is the only way I know how to describe it.

the road of fear I had walked on…

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