Feed Your Children

in the moments that stretch

small kindness

huge laughter

tiny things

love features prominently

no person can remove it

legislate it away

compassion is correct

keep it close

spread it through outstretched fingers

look at the beauty

remember, good or ill

all things are temporary

appreciate love, even for the most miniscule of seconds

let go of frustration

remember

change comes from the ground up, not the top down

do not forget the wrongs

but do not let them fester

remember that you are the right thing

you can change the wrongs

back into love

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Pep Talk

It is odd

the reflections sleep gives

our tiny alternate realities

that are so much more real

for just being our own

it is beautiful

the signs we give ourselves

through drowsy contemplations

tired feet and cookies for dinner days

after true work

it is terrifying

contemplating difficult things

on the edge of our dreams

deciding on the carrot

flailing down a path

take joy in the mistakes

do not fear skinned knees

show off the scars to your love

show yourself you mean it

My Day

i may not be able to travel the world

i can visit installations of other places

i may not be able to speak all languages

i can learn about linguistics, french, korean

i may not be able to eat food on the streets of another country

i can find places here to sample, try my hand at recipes unfamiliar

i may not be able to travel the world right now

i can learn about it in the meantime

i can change the may nots in i dids

one little step at a time