Wanting to grow

May 17, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


                                            Photo by Dorothea Oldani on Unsplash 

Noticing the moment
the heart shrinks
the face flushes
the blood rushes
through the temple


 

But don’t go there
sweat on my hands
white fogs
in my empty brain


 

Taking a deep breath
sending kindness to
all parts of my body


 

      The Body is a storyteller


 

‘Cause I know
how I can neglect
and ignore
my true feelings
my own care and need


 

Don’t go there
stagnated and
suffocated
with no vigor
or juice of life


 

Taking time
with gentle care
watching and
listening kindly
with my heart



if there’s any knot  
in my mind


 

Knots are trigger points
hold gracefully
the answers within
true to myself
silky precious life within


 

for growing


 

Sprouts of
wanting to grow
hiding behind the pains


 

Bring me light
create a moment of
tenderness and love


 

Bring out
a sprout of
wanting to grow


 

So we can celebrate

 

this Life
 

Filled with
the moments of
pains and kindness


Together



This poem was composed with #2 Prompt: A constant, cyclic state of growth and change for "a 30 Day Poetry Challenge" on Write Under the Moon.