Heart Opened

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I can’t get inside
I can’t get inside

I must please
The guardian
Please
Let me in
Please
Let me in

Soft, unbroken
Spread like the wind
Breath pure unspoken
Called to begin

Unable to translate
The inside out
Broken
Heart broken
Heart opened

The Burning

For strength I am humble
Impressed upon me by a knowing
A certainty of direction
I must follow the inside track

Where the air is condensed
By force of movement the fever begins
Silent of hunger yet devouring inside
The moment lingers eternally

Master now of wind and flame
Dead wood screams as it crackles
In the light of dying embers
A reflection is born

The truth of an illusion
Creating still space in time
We reflect upon its meaning
Looking to the place inside the picture

Creation always creating
It is like a burning

Heart of the Beast

Terrible Dreams

Knock three times at the temple gates
They told me what I was supposed to forget,
The bell sounds, ringing in the wind
Telling me time has come, beginning and end

Gone have generations before
Their legacy left, hated or adored,
Knock three times the devil said
Or was it the angels singing “Go, forge ahead”

For good or ill, this life I have found
One brick in a pattern forever moving ‘round,
For love, I seek, my heart remains open
Though I have born pain, will I always feel broken?

To this long slow trek through an unmapped land
I am hurriedly born, blank book in hand,
Tracking its lessons, patient to be clear
My steps become careful, with each print I lay down one fear