smiling at the sun
wondering if your eyes could taste it’s
the random cackle in the kitchen
from an embarrassing moment
you thought you’d never survive from.
keeping the light on for the lost while the found
reminisce the days they wandered like gypsies harboring pretty jewels.
It’s looking within your own pain for a few spells just to meet
the wounded where they are.
allowing your heart to hum with the silence
and burst your brilliance in the noise.
It’s the ancient oak tree roots unmoved by impossible hurricanes
and unforeseen tornadoes.
seizing the dirt from diamonds that were always tossed
aside like the simplistic coals they appeared to be.
it’s perfectly smiling at the rain clouds and the rainbows,
equally cheesy and bright.
telling your monsters,
“You are nothing more than low lives lurking in hallways at 11pm”
it’s the funny shaking and rumbling in your gut reminding you
that you’ll get through this
like Moses and red Seas.
looking past the potential, the present and cupping
the soul as though it were the good berries
from Grandma Simpson’s garden.
It’s falling without the fear of being alone
if you hit the ground.
When you hit the ground.
your smile when you finally know your worth.
It’s the chaotic loss in exchange for something greater.
It’s the perfection of acceptance- the fullness of everything.
Jasmine is an author, poet, and co-editor of Poems from the Heron Clan Vol IV. She released her first book of poems in 2014, My Quintessence. Her second collection of poetry, Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis (PGAGD), about self -discovery, life transitions and society was released in May 2016. You can order your copy of PGAGD Here You can connect with her on Facebook, WordPress, and Instagram.